Dr. Derrick DeSilva to Speak at DCAT Week ‘08

(Robbinsville, NJ) – In his presentation entitled, Drug Nutrient Depletion: Its Affects and Remedies, Dr. Derrick DeSilva will discuss how some prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications may inhibit the body’s ability to absorb necessary nutrients. Dr. DeSilva will explain why this could happen and how it can be overcome.

This program is part of a series of education programs held during DCAT Week at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York City from March 10th – 13th. Dr. DeSilva’s program will be held on Wednesday, March 12th at 10:15am.

Dr. DeSilva is a practicing Internist at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ and is an adjunct professor at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He has appeared on national television programs such as CNN and ABC Nightline. He hosts his own radio talk show called "Ask the Doctor", which airs on WCTC Radio in New Jersey (1450 AM) and his own television show, "Your Natural Health", which airs on News 12 New Jersey.

“We are pleased to have Dr. DeSilva be part of DCAT Week,” said Janice Binger, DCAT Vice-President for Nutrition & Health. “Known for his focus on the universal care of his patients, he will share with attendees how prescription drugs and nutritional supplements can work together for the well-being of patients.”

For more information about this program and all of the programs during DCAT Week visit www.dcat.org. This program was developed by the DCAT Nutrition & Health Committee.


The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association, Inc. (DCAT), founded in 1890, is an association of member companies that manufacture, distribute or provide services to the pharmaceutical, chemical, nutritional and related industries. The Association provides services, programs and activities designed to support the business development objectives of its membership. For more information contact our office at 1.800.640.DCAT or visit us at www.dcat.org.

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