What patients should know about marketing of meds: May 14 MIT event


Many of us take daily medications for conditions such as high cholesterol or hypertension, but in the face of constant advertising of prescription medications, it’s easy to wonder: is there something newer and better I should be taking? Physician panelists at “Ask Your Doctor”… Medications, Marketing and Safety on May 14 will share their experiences as they tackle this common patient question.

William M. Kettyle, M.D., medical director at MIT Medical, will moderate the panel consisting of Marcia Angell, M.D., former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and senior lecturer in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Social Medicine; and Leslie Jackowski, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), visiting scholar on Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences who has developed programs to educate physicians about appropriate prescribing practices.

The session, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Thursday, May 14 from 4–6 p.m. in the Tang Center (Building E51). A question-and-answer period will follow the panel, which is part of the Catherine N. Stratton Lecture Series on Aging Successfully.

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