January 20, 2020

#25 Are You Paying The Right Drug Price? The Role of Antitrust in Prescription Drug Pricing.

Are prescription drug prices too high and can antitrust and competition law be used to regulate the “right” price? NYU professor Harry First and Lauren Rackow will talk to John Roberti and Ricardo Woolery about the recent trend of increasing prescription drug prices, whether the “right” price exists, and whether antitrust and competition law have tools to regulate these prices. Listen to this episode to learn more about how competition experts think about high drug prices and calls for greater antitrust and competition law enforcement to regulate them.

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Professor Harry First // Charles L. Denison Professor of Law // NYU School of Law
Lauren Rackow // Counsel // Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Related Links:

Harry First, Excessive Drug Pricing as an Antitrust Violation, 82 Antitrust Law Journal 701 (2019)

U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, Chapter 1 (2008) 

A Brief Overview of the Federal Trade Commission’s Investigative, Law Enforcement, and Rulemaking Authority, Section II(2)

Overview of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

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John Roberti and Ricardo Woolery