Bad Deals, Bad Decisions, and Bad Drug Choices: What the Health Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Can you get a better price by not using your insurance? Is your doctor prescribing medication or suggesting screenings that won’t actually help you, and maybe even harm you? What about diagnosing you with a condition dreamed up by a pharmaceutical company’s marketing department? These and other "bad deals" put consumers at risk for harms to their health and their wallet. Find out how to spot them and what you can do instead.

Speakers: Lisa Gill
Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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