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Filmology: NML Medical Movie Nights: Dallas Buyers Club

This guide provides information and links to additional resources for films screened as part of the Filmology - NML Medical Movie Nights series.

Dallas Buyers Club


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  Thursday, October 2, 2014 : 5:30 - 8:30pm

    USC Health Science Campus

   Hastings Auditorium, Room 100 (HMR building)

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   Free pizza, cookies, & bottled water

   Discussion to follow.

                                                        Free admission - Click here to RSVP.

                                                                  Open to all USC faculty, staff, and students. 

Rating: R  Runtime: 117 min     

Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew McConaughey in director Jean-Marc Vallee's biographical drama inspired by the story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986.  Unable to participate in clinical trials, Woodroof soon discovers unapproved, alternative treatments for his condition. He begins to smuggle these drugs into the country, and ultimately establishes a "buyers club" to provide these drugs to others afflicted with the disease.     

Screening of the film will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Pam Tarlow, USC Preceptor and community pharmacist.

Trailer for Dallas Buyers Club

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Dr. Pam Tarlow - Moderator

Pam Tarlow, Pharm.D., has been a licensed community pharmacist since 1981. For more than 20 years she has specialized in integrative pharmacy, helping customers and professionals effectively use natural products, integrated therapies and pharmaceuticals for prevention and health care concerns.

Tarlow currently practices at Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy and consults with private clients and community pharmacists. She is a preceptor for the USC and Western University Pharmacy School students and teaches part of the self-care course. Tarlow is also on faculty of Yo San University (Traditional Chinese medicine) and the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy (homeopathic training for pharmacists). She lectures regularly on natural medicine, hormone balance, therapeutic aromatherapy, meditation and mindful eating.

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