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New Drugs on the Block

Lecture no. 3 from the course: The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

New Drugs on the Block

Taught by Professor Roy Benaroch | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Is prescription drug “X” a wonder drug or a disastrous failure? It can be almost impossible to answer that question based on what’s presented in the press. Using two drugs as case studies, you’ll learn how to better understand and evaluate the media description of prescription drugs, and why institutional changes regarding data availability can make all the difference.

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