[Ip-health] [EXT] Bill Haddad

BAGOZZI, Daniela bagozzid at who.int
Fri May 1 06:13:06 PDT 2020

He was a great guy and full of anecdotes and interesting stories - as well as a walking encyclopedia on the history of generics. 

A life well spent

Daniela Bagozzi
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From: Ip-health <ip-health-bounces at lists.keionline.org> On Behalf Of James Love
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 2:53 PM
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Subject: [EXT] [Ip-health] Bill Haddad

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 U.S. Mobile +1.202.361.3040 U.S. office phone +1.202.332.2670 http://www.keionline.org <http://www.keionline.org/donate.html>
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