15.141 Economics of the Health Care Industries

Class Info

Focuses on economic issues in various health care and allied industries, such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, vaccine and diagnostic sectors. Addresses differences between health care and other industries; regulatory issues, in the US and globally, that involve establishment of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of treatments; managing those who manage research and development; policies to incentivize research and development for neglected tropical diseases; strategic issues in global pricing and marketing; use of e-commerce and information technology; personalized/stratified medicines and diagnostic biomarkers; and formation and management of various alliances. Visiting speakers from academia, government, NGOs, and industry. Assignments include 4 to 6 essays.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.141 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by E. R. Berndt and J. J. Doyle.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in E62-262.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the about course 15.141 site or on the 15.141 Stellar site.

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