Russ Altman:
What really happens when you mix medications?

TEDMED 2015 · 14:41 · Filmed Nov 2015
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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.

Big data techno-­optimist and internist
Russ Altman uses machine learning to better understand adverse effects of medication. Full bio
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