Dr. Peter Glidden fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach beginning the show explaining the Flexner Report. Outlining how the Carnegie Foundation sent Dr. Flexner around the country to medical schools. Noting which ones were teaching pharmaceutical medicine and which did not. Then the foundation poured millions into those schools. Eventually legislating drug medicine into the only form of medicine in the U.S.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Glidden discuss a news article concerning the approval of generic medications. The FDA implemented a program called "risk evaluation and mitigation strategies" to curb distribution of dangerous medicines. The program has been used to keep generic drug makers the brand name drugs needed to test the generic for efficacy. This costs the American consumers $5.4 billion every year.
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