Book Discussion on Powerful Medicines: The Prescription Drugs

Mr. Avorn discussed his book Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs, published by Knopf. He… read more

Mr. Avorn discussed his book Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs, published by Knopf. He discussed methods used to analyze the benefits, risks, and economic costs of a number of prescription drugs. He argued that reform is needed in the ways that drugs are marketed, approved, and prescribed. He spoke about the Food and Drug Administration’s role in the drug approval process. He also spoke about recent revelations that a number of widely prescribed drugs pose health risks. Following his remarks, Mr. Avorn responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Jerry Avorn Associate Professor Harvard University Medical School
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Book Discussion on Powerful Medicines: The Prescription Drugs

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2004
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 2007

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  • Nov 22, 2004 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 18, 2004 | 9:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 19, 2004 | 5:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2005 | 7:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 2007 | 3:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2007 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2007 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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