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Speaking of Science

March 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Requested donation: $5 members, $10 non-members

Andra Miller and the Ethical Action Committee

From Development to Market: The Safety Dictates of the Food and Drug Administration with medical writer and consultant Clifton Hotvedt

THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) GIVES APPROVAL FOR MARKETING

Informal discussion with medical writer and consultant Clifton Hotvedt. Learn about the history and current process for approving drugs by the FDA – including the recent changes to its review process so that drugs may be moved to market as expeditiously as possible.

Hovedt is Consultant and past Global Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs for the Ketchum public relations firm and senior medical writer at Ives Laboratories, a Pfizer Legacy Company.

To be an informed citizen, one should have a grasp of how scientists work. We need to be able to spot junk science or pseudo science so that when something is presented as “scientific,” we’ll be able to respond knowledgeably. At each session, a scientist, engineer, doctor or science writer will tell us about his/her area of expertise and will answer our questions and discuss aspects of interest.

Wine and cheese will be served.

Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.

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Date:
March 28, 2016
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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