The Center for Health Law Studies Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes R. Alta Charo, Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at University of Wisconsin Law School.
Charo will give the lecture "New Drugs and Old Statutes" discussing key aspects of drug safety law in America on Friday, April 1 at noon in the William H. Kniep Courtroom in Morissey Hall.
American drug safety law was put in place half a century ago when people often took a single, domestically-produced drug for an acute event. Since then, Americans have begun using more drugs manufactured in more countries, and using them in more combinations for more years at a time. Adapting the drug safety system to this new world requires judicious adaptation of the old rules and a willingness to reflect on the values underlying pharmaceutical regulation.