There are many roads one can travel on within the world of medicine. Some take their training down the pathway of clinical practice and patient care. Other will steer themselves toward the scholarly street of science and studies. A few apply their brains to the boulevard of books and blogs. And some head straight for the Interstate and become internationally recognized innovators.
But a few, very few, actually manage to do all of the above…and more.
It is a great honor to be able to interview one such individual who will, for many readers, need no introduction at all. Dr. David Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author. A professor of Psychiatry in Wales and former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology he has written numerous peer-reviewed papers, articles and is the author of 20 books, including his latest entitled Pharmageddon.
David is also one of the founding leaders associated with the www.RxISK.org website, a “free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect — identifying problems and possible solutions earlier than is currently happening.“ He is, as we say, a 10 talent man.
It is an extraordinary privilege and honor to have David answer a few questions about his work for us here at The Honest Apothecary. He is an advocate for patients, and is very supportive of the role of pharmacists to educate patients about their medications. I do hope you enjoy listening in.
Read the full interview: The Honest Apothecary: Pharmageddon, RxISK.org, and an interview with Dr. David Healy