Health

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
  • Global

    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.
  • Global

    Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economym, 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.
  • Global

    Session OneThe Scale of the Challenge: Overview and Case StudiesWelcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign RelationsOpening Remarks: Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationDavid Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, United KingdomGary Jay Kushner, Partner and Leader, Food and Agriculture Practice Area, Hogan Lovells US, LLPPaul B. Orhii, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NigeriaPresider: Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News8:15 to 9:00 AM Breakfast Reception9:00 to 10:30 AM Meeting Session TwoPolicy Challenges in a Globalized EraDirceu Barbano, Director-President, National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance, BrazilMargaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationHoward Zucker, Senior Adviser, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital; Former Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization Presider: Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Meeting Session ThreePotential SolutionsCaroline Smith DeWaal, Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public InterestAline Plançon, Head of INTERPOL-IMPACT Project and Head of Medical Products Counterfeiting, and Pharmaceutical Crime Unit (MPCPC), INTERPOL, FranceMichael Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, Inc.Greg Simon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Policy, Pfizer, Inc. Presider and Closing Remarks: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations12:00 to 12:45 PM Lunch12:45 to 2:00 PM Meeting Related Reading: Backgrounder: Food and Drugs by Laurie Garrett and Yanzhong Huang