Battling Superbugs: Developing Legal and Policy Responses to Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Monday, September 19, 2016
Yale Law School, Room 129
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch will be served

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Antibiotics are the cornerstone of modern medicine, used in treatment for everything from cancer to hip replacements, complex pregnancies to routine throat infections. Bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics, however, and there are few new drugs in development. By 2050, antibiotic resistance is predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually. This panel will discuss the local, national, and global strategies needed to address antibiotic resistance. Moderated by Zain Rizvi YLS ’17, the
panel features:
Rachel Cohen, Regional Executive Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
Steven Hoffman, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Global Strategy Lab at the University of Ottawa
Aaron Kesselheim, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital