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MindSet 2017 - The cost of a cure – Drug prices explored


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Mindset 2017: The cost of a cure – Drug prices explored

The number of innovative pharmaceutical treatments is growing every day. Over the past 30 years we have witnessed the development of a new generation of drugs, ranging from therapeutic antibodies to highly specialized and personalized cell therapies. Looking beyond the scientific capabilities of these drugs, what do they cost? Does their efficacy justify pricing? How are these prices determined?

Listen to what our experts think and join the discussion at our third Mindset event on October 16th at 17h at the Audimax (HG F30) in ETH Zentrum.

We proudly present our expert panel:

  • Heiner Sandmeier, Deputy General Secretary Interpharma, Member of Federal Medicines Commission (EAK)


  • Nikola Biller-Andorno, Professor & Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich


  • Spring Gombe-Götz, Policy Advocacy Manager at Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative


  • Martine Ruggli, President Federal Medicines Commission (EAK), Board Member PharmaSuisse
Mindset 2017

Post-event update:

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