Paper Abstract- Andrew McLuhan

Snake Oil + Silicon, Big Pharma + Big Tech: human trials and innovation, a modest case for regulation

Special guest speaker Andrew McLuhan will trace out an exploration drawing a comparison between our past -of the regulation and creation of the pharmaceutical industry in the United States by the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and subsequent creation of the FDA- to our present Wild West of unrestrained technological innovation, to imagine a possible, more considered and deliberate way forward. Andrew will also discuss his family legacy as well as “The Relationship of Environment to Anti-Environment” manuscript to be donated to the University, which his grandfather Marshall McLuhan originally published in The University of Windsor Review.