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How can we make better decisions about medicines?

Our ageing population has more complex health needs than ever before, and as we enter a personalised medicine era we have increasing options for treatment. At the same time, modern technology means we all have increasing volumes of information about medicines at our fingertips. In this context, how can we make sense of the options available to us? And how could we do more to avoid the confusion thrown up by debates around statins, Tamiflu and HRT?

Roundup comments accompanied this briefing.

Speakers:

Prof Sir John Tooke, Chair of a new Academy of Medical Sciences report ‘Enhancing the use of scientific evidence to judge the potential benefits and harms of medicines’

Prof Dame Nicky Cullum, Professor of Nursing, University of Manchester and member of the oversight group of the Academy of Medical Sciences report

 

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