Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the international pharmaceutical industry has seen major shifts that are expected to continue as the pandemic evolves – from increased unemployment that is heavily affecting the health insurance industry, to innovation in the pharmaceutical industry as a vaccine is anxiously awaited by people across the globe. Kirk Doan, IRC Advisory Board member and partner at Stinson Law Firm, will lead a discussion on the current state international pharmaceutical market and where it will go from here.
Articles for Review
1. Securing the U.S. Drug Supply Chain: Oversight of the FDA 's Foreign Inspection Program, a report to Congress December 10, 2019 by Janet Woodcock, FDA Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
2. Drug Shortage Crisis in the US, FDA Report on Drug Shortages 2019.
3. Covid-19 Will Likely Lead to Drug Shortages
4. Importing Cheaper Foreign Drugs
5. Efforts to Reduce Drug Prices
About the Discussion Leader
Kirk Doan is an attorney and partner with the Stinson Leonard Street LLP. He has over 35 years of experience as a business lawyer, and specializes in the health care industry. He has visited over 30 countries, including Russia and China. He hosted a Chinese high school senior as a foreign exchange student at Lee's Summit High School, who went on to Iowa State University. Kirk hosts a monthly IRC Great Decisions political discussion group at his law firm, and a weekly adult Bible study at Wood's Chapel United Methodist Church. Kirk avidly collects the postage stamps of all countries of the world, and frequently gives presentations on philatelic subjects.
About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international news stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.