"Should the Government Impose Price Controls on Prescription Drugs?"


NCPA Sponsored Episode of DebatesDebates to Air Nationally Starting This Week!

DALLAS (Jan. 17, 2000) -- The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that a new episode of the nationally syndicated program DebatesDebates, a series of programs, which are sponsored by the NCPA, will be made available to stations starting Wednesday.

The episode: "Should the Government Impose Price Controls on Prescription Drugs?" features an all-star cast debating an issue currently being debated in Washington. Leading the affirmative team is Robert Kuttner, co-editor of the American Prospect. Mr. Kuttner is joined by Frank Clemente from Public Citizen and Dr. Peter Arno, professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The opposition team is led by NCPA President John C. Goodman, Ph.D. Dr. Goodman is joined by Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center; and Mick Kolassa, professor at the University of Mississippi.

A Warren Steibel production, DebatesDebates brings together the world's foremost experts to participate in formal debates on current public policy issues. Warren Steibel also produced Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr.

DebatesDebates airs in over 180 markets nationwide and is available to PBS stations each Wednesday. Check local listings for times and availability in your area. DebatesDebates can also be seen across the globe on the NCPA Channel located on the NCPA's Internet site at www.ncpa.org.