From Thalidomide to Today: How Drug Testing Has Changed

From Thalidomide to Today: How Drug Testing Has Changed

What if the drugs you take today were tested with the same lax standards as those in the 1950s? Join us on the MedEvidence Monday Minute Radio Show as we sit down with Dr. Michael Koren, a seasoned cardiologist and research scientist, to uncover the dramatic evolution of drug development. Dr. Koren takes us on a journey from the Wild West of unregulated pharmaceutical practices to today's stringent FDA protocols, shaped significantly by the tragic thalidomide crisis. You'll hear eye-opening stories of how medications were once casually approved, shedding light on the progress and the critical need for comprehensive clinical trials.

Dr. Koren also brings to the forefront the ongoing challenges we face with unregulated supplement manufacturers and the continuous need for rigorous testing. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the true efficacy of chemicals and drugs within specific contexts. Discover how you can contribute to groundbreaking research by participating in clinical trials right here in Northeast Florida. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intricate world of medical research and the strides we've made toward safer, more effective medications.

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