Lakewood Historical Society – A History of Medications Presentation by Tom Stron

We have come a long way from the development of the first pharmaceutical drug in 1898: Bayer Aspirin. Bayer was the accessible, over-the-counter remedy everyone knew. Tom Strong, health educator and patient advocate, will take us from these humble beginnings
through the evolution of drugs over the past one hundred years. Strong will cover not only how medication has dramatically changed the treatment of disease, but also the dark side of prescription medications, their side effects, costs and scandals.

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