Health Sector Management Symposia - Shortages of Prescription Drugs

April 26, 2012 • 7:00 PM • Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium

Shortages of prescription drugs have increased five-fold since 2004. Virtually all hospitals report shortages and at least 15 deaths have been attributed to the lack of available drugs. Fuqua's HSM program presents a panel of industry experts, hospital administrators and Fuqua faculty discussing: With established markets and supply chains in place, why are there shortages? an unintended consequence of generic substitution? a result of ex-US outsourcing?
increasing scrutiny of manufacturing standards? What is the impact on patient care? How can the problem be fixed? What are the business opportunities? Panelists:
1) Lynn Eschenbacher, Pharma D, MBA, Assistant Director, Clinical Services, WakeMed Health & Hospitals; 2) Havi Glaser, JD, VP for Policy & Strategic Alliances for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association; 3) David Ridley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Fuqua School of Business; 4) Michael Waitzkin, JD, Senior Scholar, Fuqua School of Business. RSVP at: or email