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Dr. John Abramson

Author of "Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It" and lecturer

Harvard Medical School

Dr. JOHN ABRAMSON has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is a lecturer in the department of health care policy. A former family doctor, he is the author of the acclaimed book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine and has made more than seventy-five appearances on national television shows, including the Today (twice), CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN Morning America, CNN Headline News, Megyn Kelly Fox News, and the Dr. Oz Show. He has also appeared several times on NPR, including All Things Considered and On Point. He has written op-ed pieces in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other major outlets, and his writing has also appeared in The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other prestigious medical publications. He lives in the Boston area.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

What are your top priorities for employee health and well-being in 2022?

Help employers understand why health care in general and prescription drugs in particular are so expensive.

What are the most innovative programs that you will focus on in 2022 and 2023?

Encourage employers to form a coalition that demands independent health technology and cost-effectiveness assessment.

Looking at our three moonshots surrounding costs, culture, and care, which do you align with the most? What are you doing in this area?

All three: the core problems are the "knowledge" that doctors rely upon to determine optimal care, the way commercial bias of this information inflates costs, and the cultural assumption that medical innovation is the primary path to better health.

If you could automatically receive a 25% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

Prescription drugs X 3.

Is there an area where you were able to either create savings or stop costs from rising?

No, this would require a coalition of purchasers large enough to influence drug companies and other health care providers.

Are you doing anything to reimagine corporate culture and wellbeing?

Trying to inform purchasers about the fundamental disorder in our current system of producing and disseminating medical "knowledge" to health care professionals.

If there were two physical solutions that could be turned into virtual or remote care instead, what would those be?

Publicly accessible health technology assessment and cost-effectiveness research, as well as rebalancing the U.S. research agenda to reflect Americans' health needs.

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

Sessions Speaking

Why You Are Paying 20,000% More for Less Effective Prescription Drugs

April 26, 2022
1:00 pm
1:50 pm

Learn why the marketing of the most prescribed “new and innovative” medications your employees take for chronic conditions is all science fiction. In many cases, employers are paying up to 200X more for drugs that are equally as effective than their predecessors. Learn how pharmaceutical companies are not concerned about preventing medical conditions or the health of your employees, but instead are manipulating data and creating the illusion new drugs are better than older versions with the sole purpose of driving shareholder profits.

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1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.

Remember the mission to reach the moon? In 1962, President JFK set forth a vision. He initiated a movement that outlived him! Even in his death, the mission was accomplished seven years after his famous speech. Now we’re on a five-year mission, and it's not about us. This is a mission for you – the individual, the stakeholder, the employer healthcare and benefits professional. Join the mission to reduce costs, reimagine culture, and reinvent care.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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