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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x42 Russ Altman: What Really Happens When You Mix Medications?
TV-PG

  • 2016-03-02T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

If you take two different medications for two different reasons, here's a sobering thought: your doctor may not fully understand what happens when they're combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard to study. In this fascinating and accessible talk, Russ Altman shows how doctors are studying unexpected drug interactions using a surprising resource: search engine queries.

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