Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Guest Host: Susan Page
The makers of the antidepressant Prozac have come out with a new version of the drug that can be taken just once a week, but at the same time the patent on the formulation has expired. A panel talks about what Prozac has meant for American consumers, mental health professionals, and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Dr. Gary Tollefson Vice President of Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly & Co.
- Dr. Peter Kramer Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University and author of "Listening to Prozac" and the novel "Spectacular Happiness."
- Sally Satel staff psychiatrist at the Oasis Clinic and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
- Dr. Fred Goodwin research professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and host of the public radio's "The Infinite Mind"
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