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“Worst Pills, Best Pills”
Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Presented by the Law-Medicine Center
NOV 16, 2005
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death for Americans, killing 100,000 people each year. What reforms are needed to safeguard consumers?

  • Are more drug choices the answer?

  • Are drug safety standards adequate?

  • Has the FDA adequately evolved to meet its regulatory challenges?

Speaker Information
Sidney Wolfe, M.D.
Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group

Sidney Wolfe, M.D.Spearheading advocacy in pharmaceutical policy, Dr. Sidney Wolfe has been Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group since its creation in 1971. He is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and teaches as an adjunct professor of internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he completed his medical training. Previously, Dr. Wolfe worked at the National Institutes of Health conducting research, and received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1990.
Additional Information
Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr.Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr., Co-Founder of the Law-Medicine Center
An integral part of the Law-Medicine Center, The Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence honors individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of health law and policy. It was established in 1986 with generous gifts from law school alumni, friends, and colleagues of Professor Schroeder in recognition of his dedicated service to the School of Law. During his 38 years on the law faculty, Professor Schroeder served as a professor and acting dean, and co-founded the Law-Medicine Center. Professor Schroeder was director of the Center from its inception until 1986 when he retired and was named Professor Emeritus.

Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.

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