The Role of Pharmaceuticals in Modern Health Care

John Colaizzi (Pharmacy)

What are pharmaceuticals and how do they benefit people individually and society as a whole? These and other questions are explored and answered in the context of the U.S. and global health care systems. In recognition of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, the course will emphasize the major and historic role of the Pharmaceutical Industry in New Jersey's technological and economic advancement. The course will also discuss ways to prepare for careers in the pharmaceutical industry and related healthcare fields. Controversies surrounding issues like the opioid epidemic will also be discussed.