Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Latin America

Elize Massard da Fonseca

Title Conditional: Regulating Pharmaceuticals in Latin America

Research Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

 

Access to affordable medicines in low- and middle-income countries is key to achieving adequate healthcare. A key strategy in this agenda is the promotion of generic drug competition to reduce the price of pharmaceutical products and increase access to needed medicines. Across Latin America, there is wide variation about how “generics” are defined and put on the market. Elize Massard da Fonseca will present her ongoing research on the political economy of generic drug regulation in Latin America, as well as the challenges she has faced in conducting this comparative, multilevel analysis. 

Elize Massard da Fonseca is assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil. Her research spans social science, economics and public health, with a focus on the political economy of health products and services, formulation and implementation of health policies in Brazil, and HIV/AIDS control policy. She is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies.

CLAS Visiting Scholar Elize Massard present the research on generic pharmaceuticals and regulation she undertook during her time at CLAS. (Photo by CLAS staff.)
CLAS Visiting Scholar Elize Massard present the research on generic pharmaceuticals and regulation she undertook during her time at CLAS. (Photo by CLAS staff.)

Massard talks with CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken prior to her presentation. (Photo by CLAS staff.)
Massard talks with CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken prior to her presentation. (Photo by CLAS staff.)

A doctor prepares her notes in Pernambuco, Brazil. (Photo by Pan American Health Organization.)
A doctor prepares her notes in Pernambuco, Brazil. (Photo by Pan American Health Organization.)