[Ip-health] Bill Haddad

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Fri May 1 05:52:56 PDT 2020

On April 30, Bill Haddad passed away.   Many on this listserve know Bill,
or know some things about him, for example, from his appearances in the
film Fire in the Blood, or his other work on access to generic HIV drugs.
It was Bill who set up my first meeting with Dr. Hamied from CIPLA.

Bill was good and loyal friend, and had remarkable zeal. Bill was one of
those people who could step up to a mic and change the tone and direction
of a meeting, regardless of who else was in the room.  There was always
something special about Bill that touched people, and made them more human.

Bill’s career was much more diverse and fruitful than many realize.  A few
years I helped Bill set up a blog, which was never really updated by Bill,
but which included this BIO, which I will share here.


William F. Haddad: Chairman/CEO, Biogenerics, Inc., has been a
pharmaceutical executive since 1986. As Chairman of the generic trade
association, he initiated and negotiated Hatch-Waxman, the legislation that
opened the door to generics in the United States. He was CEO of a major
generic manufacturing company. Earlier he worked with Jack and Robert
Kennedy and Senator Estes Kefauver. He was one of the founders of both the
U.S. Peace Corps and the Office of Economic Opportunity (poverty program)
and served as the Inspector General or both organizations. As a newsman at
the NY Herald Tribune and the NY Post, he won a dozen awards for
investigative reporting. He also learned about the wiretapping of Watergate
three weeks before the break-in and reported it to the Democratic
leadership. He exposed the worldwide tetracycline cartel by locating secret
cartel minutes in two Latin American countries, destroying the cartel and
leading to a $200,000,000 fine for Pfizer. He also found the secret minutes
of the Uranium cartel that led to Congressional hearings conducted by then
Congressman Albert Gore and Haddad. Using New York State’s subpoena he
uncovered of the role of the New York banks in profiting from the collapse
of the City’s financial system; located and exposed secret state police
files that contained the names of a million citizens almost all had neither
been accused of or committed a crime; he investigated organized crime’s
role in sports; and he subpoenaed the major television networks to explain
covert arrangements with advertisers in advertising to children. As a
volunteer, he worked with Cipla to remove the barriers to the use of
generic AIDS medicines. He has published several books. He was a merchant
marine officer at sea when he was sixteen.

James Love.  Knowledge Ecology International
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