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Friday, January 29, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

Authorized Generic Drugs and Their Role in Mental Health Treatment

Authorized Generic Drugs and Their Role in Mental Health Treatment 
Friday, January 29, 2021
2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT

Few health professionals are familiar with the concept of authorized generic (AG) drugs, and people receiving treatment are even less aware of this category of medications. That’s because most people have only heard of brand name medicines or their less expensive generic counterparts. But authorized generic medications represent a valuable option, especially for mental health conditions.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss: 

  • What AGs are and how they differ from other generic drugs
  • Why AGs are important in mental health treatment
  • How to talk to your doctor about taking AGs

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request.

Meet the Presenters:

Joe and Terry Graedon, Hosts of The People’s Pharmacy

The People's Pharmacy got its start in 1972 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where Terry Graedon was doing research in medical anthropology and Joe, a pharmacologist, was writing a consumer handbook that explained medications in an understandable, friendly style.

It was the beginning of the Graedons’ life-long dedication to helping people make informed decisions about their health.  Today, Joe and Terry Graedon are co-hosts and producers of The People’s Pharmacy national call-in program, airing weekly on public radio; authors of a weekly newspaper column widely distributed in the U.S. and abroad; and authors of many more books in the People's Pharmacy series.

Terry holds a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan and did a postdoctoral fellowship in medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco. Joe earned a master's degree in pharmacology from the University of Michigan.  He has taught at UCSF School of Pharmacy and served on the Board of Visitors at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Pharmacy through 2018.