TYM How to be a Savvy Consumer
This week, Dr. Walkow will build on the topics of the high cost of drugs with a talk about generic drug products, which now comprise more than 80% of prescriptions filled –highlighting the important role they play.
You’ve probably heard the terms, personalized medicine and molecular diagnostics for genetic testing. By understanding individual needs via genetics, researchers and doctors are developing the tools to tailor medicines to your specific needs. Dr. Hanover’s overview of personalized medicine and robust Q&As help you understand how personalized medicine and the potential impact on patient outcomes.
Should you buy medicines online? Dr. Shepherd is one of the world’s leading experts on counterfeit medicines. He leads the Partnership for Safe Medicines, a group of not-for-profit organizations and individuals that have policies, procedures or programs to protect consumers from counterfeit or contraband medicines. You can sign up to receive up to date information on counterfeits. I receive their updates and always find it interesting. In this segment you will learn about the issues, online practices, trends and ways to protect yourself.