CANCELED - F801 Summer 2020 Drugs and Aging
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, July 21–July 28
Instructor: Michele Romano
This course will cover such topics as: How drugs are made. What it takes to get a drug to market (from conception to delivery). Where drugs are made. Are they safe? Why drugs cost so much and what can be done about cost. Are generics as good as brand-name drugs? What about drug patents? How to manage multiple medications as we age. What drugs or supplements you should consider taking, and what drugs you really don't need. There will be a review of some of the most popular vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and supplements, as well as immunization recommendations.
Michele Romano is a family physician who retired in 2015; she was a nurse for 12 years before going to medical school. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical School Honor Society in her junior year. She held a faculty appointment as an associate professor of clinical medicine at VCU and served on both the VCU Board of Trustees and the VCU Health System Board. She was regularly listed as a Top Doc in the Washingtonian magazine.