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Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity?

Speakers: Kelly Brownell and Derek Yach
Presider: Thomas J. Bollyky

Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, and Derek Yach, senior vice president of the Vitality Group and member of PepsiCo's Scientific Advisory Board, debate the role of the food and beverage industry in the global fight on obesity.

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The Rise of NCDs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Audio)

Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Presider: Jo Ivey Boufford

Thomas R. Frieden, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, discusses the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries in combating noncommunicable diseases.

This session is part one of the two session meeting, Noncommunicable Diseases and the New Global Health.

See more in Diseases, Noncommunicable; Global

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Corporate Teleconference: Affordable Care Act

Speakers: Barry Friedman and Peter R. Orszag
Presider: Gideon Rose

Former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag and NYU Law School Professor Barry Friedman discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how it will impact the country's health-care system, and why the Supreme Court ruled as it did.

While serving as OMB director last year, Dr. Orszag, now at Citigroup, argued in Foreign Affairs magazine that the ACA would repair the nation's health-care system and improve the country's fiscal situation: "In the end, there is no credible path to reducing the long-term fiscal imbalance in the United States other than directly addressing high-cost cases in health care. The best bet, then, is to implement and improve the provider-value provisions in the health legislation, not abandon them."

See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives

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Food and Drug Safety: Potential Solutions (Audio)

Speakers: Caroline Smith DeWal, Aline Plançon, Michael Robach, and Greg Simon
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Experts explore solutions for food and drug safety including stronger sanctions against organized crime, increased surveillance and monitoring of facilities, and better inter-country communication.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

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Food and Drug Safety: Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era (Audio)

Speakers: Dirceu Barbano, Margaret Ann Hamburg, and Howard Zucker
Presider: Susan Dentzer

Experts review case studies that frame the complexities of the food and drug supply chains and the policies which need to be addressed in order to protect consumers from fraud and food outbreaks.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines; Drug Trafficking and Control