Event Details

The pharmaceutical industry is broken. From the American hedge fund manager who hiked the price of an AIDS pill from $17.50 to $750 overnight to the children's cancer drugs left intentionally to expire in a Spanish warehouse, the signs of this dysfunction are all around. A system that was designed to drive innovation and patient care has been relentlessly distorted to drive up profits.


Sick Money argues that the way medicines are developed and paid for is no longer working. Unless we take action we risk a dramatic decline in the pace of drug development and a future in which medicines are only available to the highest bidder.


In this book investigative journalist Billy Kenber offers a diagnosis of an industry in crisis and a prescription for how we can fight back.


Available on Waterstones website: https://www.waterstones.com/book/sick-money/billy-kenber/9781838850258

Speakers

  • Martha Gill (MODERATOR)

    Martha Gill

    MODERATOR

    Martha Gill is a political journalist writing for the Times and the new statesman.

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  • Billy Kenber (Investigative Journalist at The Times)

    Billy Kenber

    Investigative Journalist at The Times

    Billy Kenber is an investigative reporter based in London. His investigations cover a wide range of areas including politics, social affairs and finance, with recent stories including an exposé of landlords taking advantage of a loophole in planning law to build the “slums of the future” and a long-running investigation into profiteering by drug companies. He has won awards at the British Press Awards and British Journalism Awards and is writing a book on the pharmaceutical industry.

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