Seeing through Protectionism: Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in the Health Sector

Robert McNamara

The advent of e-commerce and new technologies like telemedicine have transformed the health care industry, giving consumers greater freedom than ever before. These innovations, however, create new challenges in the legal, legislative and regulatory arenas, as physicians and established providers often seek to restrict competition and protect their market share from emerging threats. This has been especially evident in the contact lens market, which has been repeatedly targeted by protectionist legislation backed by eye-care providers and medical lobby insiders.


What can legislators and regulators do to improve consumer choice and ensure that progress and innovation are not stifled? Join us for a panel discussion featuring four experts, who will consider the legislative and regulatory implications of emerging health innovations.


Lunch will be served.

Event SponsorR Street Institute
Event Date and Time Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Additional Informationhttps://barrierstoinnovation.splashthat.com/
Event Location

United States Capitol – Room HC-5 Washington, DC

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