Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

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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.

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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.

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Food and Drug Safety: The Scale of the Challenge (Audio)

Speakers: David Heymann, Paul B. Orhii, and Gary Jay Kushner
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economy, as well as  how to manage the quality of these products.

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.

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Open Labs, Open Minds: Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation and Access to Medicines in the Developing World (Audio)

Speaker: Andrew Witty
Presider: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

Listen to GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty discuss steps GSK is taking to address neglected tropical diseases and to ensure access to vaccines in the developing world.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Two: The Economics (Audio)

Speakers: Yanzhong Huang, Andrew Jack, and Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts analyze the economic effects of pandemic influenza including on the labor force and trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable.

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