Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Methylphenidate packages from several German generic drug manufacturers.
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Methylphenidate packages from several German generic drug manufacturers.

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Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

Consumers may soon have more safety information about generic drugs, and they may also have the ability to sue manufacturers if they experience an adverse reaction. Dr Sid Wolfe says these changes are long overdue. As founder and senior adviser of the nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen, these are among hundreds of changes he’s pushed for over the last four decades. His best-selling book, “Worst Pills, Best Pills,” first published in 1988, details critical safety information on common prescription drugs. Dr. Sid Wolfe talks about the drug approval process, drug safety and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

Guests

Dr. Sidney Wolfe

director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen and editor of WorstPills.org.

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