Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics,: A lecture by Peter Hutt
Video of the lecture and following discussion are available online.
The recent outbreak of Ebola has called attention to the substantial difficulties associated with developing and testing new products for time-sensitive epidemics. What are the legal, ethical, and economic barriers to getting essential treatments and preventative measures from the lab into the hands of patients - and how can they be overcome?
The Petrie-Flom Center hosted a discussion of these issues by Peter Barton Hutt, Partner at Covington & Burling, LLP, and Lecturer on Law at HLS. Rachel Sachs, Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellow, responded.