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Sidney Wolfe M.D.

Date of Event



November 16, 2005

Sidney Wolfe, M.D., Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group

Law-Medicine Center

Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death for Americans, killing 100,000 people each year. What reforms are needed to safeguard consumers? •Are more drug choices the answer? •Are drug safety standards adequate? •Has the FDA adequately evolved to meet its regulatory challenges? Spearheading advocacy in pharmaceutical policy, Dr. Sidney Wolfe has been Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group since its creation in 1971. He is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and teaches as an adjunct professor of internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he completed his medical training. Previously, Dr. Wolfe worked at the National Institutes of Health conducting research, and received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1990.

Lecture Series

Law-Medicine Center

Subject Headings

adverse drug reactions; consumer protection; drugs and consumer protection; drug safety; FDA; drug regulation; pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical policy; food and drug law; health law and policy


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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