Why Fridays May Be Dangerous for Your Health (Freakonomics, M.D. Ep. 9)

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When researchers analyzed which day of the week most drug-safety alerts are released — and what it means for public health — they were stunned. So was Bapu Jena. He talks with them and a physician this week about the “Friday Effect,” a common problem with big repercussions for the safety of the medications.

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Relevant Research & References

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:

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  • Benjamin Barber, professor and researcher at IE Business School.
  • Luis Diesrte, professor and researcher at IE Business School.
  • Joseph Ross, professor of medicine and public health at Yale University.

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