[Ip-health] Bill Haddad

Peter Pitts ppitts at cmpi.org
Fri May 1 05:55:44 PDT 2020

God's speed, Bill Haddad.

> On May 1, 2020, at 8:52 AM, James Love <james.love at keionline.org> wrote:
> 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.
> http://billhaddad.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
> 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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