Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.
- Dr. Jerry Avorn author of "Powerful Medicines," professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
- Marc Kaufman reporter on the national desk of "The Washington Post"
- Alan Goldhammer, PhD associate vice president for regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
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