“AEE2: Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, Reports Back on the Good Pharma Scorecard 2017”
by Stacey Richter

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On episode 148, I spoke with Jennifer E. Miller, PhD about her work at Bioethics International and as the creator of the Good Pharma Scorecard. Definitely listen to that episode to get the background on the Good Pharma Scorecard, which ranks pharma companies by their trustworthiness across a range of criteria. On episode 148, we also discuss why this matters — why does Pharma’s trustworthiness matter to patients, providers, and payers or anyone else interested in improving patient outcomes. Today, Jennifer is back to report on the Good Pharma Scorecard’s 2017 results, fresh off the press on 12/5/17.

Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine and President of the nonprofit, Bioethics International. She is also the Creator of the Good Pharma Scorecard, an index that ranks all new drugs and large pharmaceutical companies on their ethics and public health performance to help recognize good practices in companies, improve trustworthiness, and incentivize change where needed.  Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Miller was based at Harvard University.

Dr. Miller currently serves on NYU’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Stem Cell Research Oversight IRB, as well as the J&J-NYU Compassionate-Use Advisory Committee (monitor). Previously, she served on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Advanced Disaster Life Support Education Consortium, as a consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and on the PCORI-NIH Collaboratory.

A prolific writer, Dr. Miller has authored over 35 articles in publications including Nature Medicine and Health Affairs. She was a Fox News pundit from 2009 to 2012 and remains a news commentator, frequently featured on CBS news, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Forbes, and NPR.

Dr. Miller’s current work explores the ethics and governance of new drugs that are researched, developed, marketed, priced, and made accessible to patients globally. She also specializes in the ethics of data sharing.


00:00 EP148: Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, Bioethics International and Creator of the Good Pharma Scorecard.
01:00 The Good Pharma Scorecard rankings for 2017.
01:40 Two 100% transparent pharma companies.
02:20 Two stats that prove that Pharma companies are improving.
03:00 Industry improvements on patient trials.
03:25 Ninety-six percent of all patient trials are available to the public.
03:45 Where there wasn’t a significant improvement in disclosure in pharma.

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