History of Patient Medicines in America: 1700's-1900's

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 AM   Online, IN

Directly Provided - Enduring Materials Internet 


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain basic principles of direct marketing of over the counter medicine to families from a discussion of the History of Patent Medicines in the U.S.
  2. Explain historical changes in the sales of medications in the U.S. to improve safety for children and families.
  3. Explain why patent medicines appealed to the public, similar to the appeal of alternative/complementary products today.


Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or cme@iu.edu. One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.