Jeremy Greene will deliver the Cleveland Medical Library Association annual lecture on April 21, 2016. The lecture, “Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Pharmaceutical Policy,” will focus on the problem of incremental innovation—in which old drugs are made available only in unaffordable new packages—as illustrated in the case of medications for diabetes (Insulin), asthma (Albuterol), and gouty arthritis (Colchicine).

The lecture will be held at 6:00 pm in the Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The Cleveland Medical Library Association, founded in 1894, is an organization of physicians and other health care professionals interested in preserving medical literature and historic materials.