Please join us for a lecture by Donald Light titled "The Role of Law in the Epidemic of Harmful Side Effects from Prescription Drugs: The Risk Proliferation Syndrome".
Prescription drugs are one of the most beneficial parts of modern medicine. Yet they have become the major iatrogenic source of illness and death. This presentation will explain the Risk Proliferation Syndrome that centers around legal and regulatory practices harmful to society, science, medicine, and patients.
Donald Light has been the Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University and is a professor of comparative health care at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A founding fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, he has
received the William Foote Whyte distinguished career award for applied sociology and is the editor of The Risks of Prescription Drugs (Columbia 2010).