Faced with soaring drug prices, officials in the United States are taking on the pharmaceutical companies, desperate to stop the hemorrhage of up to thousands of dollars a month in family income towards prescription drugs. Individual states in just the last year have passed 37 drug laws, conscious that current trends are unsustainable. But the United States is not alone in … [Read more...] about Tackling Soaring Drug Prices in Latin America and the Caribbean
Diana Pinto is a Lead Specialist in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division, where she works on projects to strengthen the public health sector. She previously worked as an advisor for Colombia’s Ministry of Health and as a professor and researcher in applied health economics at the Universidad Javeriana and the Center for Economic and Social Research (Centro de Investigación Económica y Social – Fedesarrollo) in Colombia. She has a Doctorate in Population and International Health from Harvard University.