PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices. PharmedOut promotes evidence-based medicine by providing slideshows, videos, events, and links to pharma-free CME courses.Learn more Make a gift
Georgetown University Medical Center highlighted PharmedOut's 10 year anniversary, discussing the impact our project has had on policy and on students who become lifelong advocates. Read more here!
PharmedOut has been very busy this month. Read about AccessRx's recent publication on industry influence on prescribing and an article on how CME was used to sell testosterone. More can be found here!
We are proud to introduce our latest resource, a list of Pharma-Free Patient and Consumer Advocacy Groups. It's meant to highlight the voices of independent groups that truly represent patients and consumers.
Fear not! Information from PharmedOut's CME conference: “Does Industry Influence Medical Discourse?” can be found at http://pharmedout.org/2017-conference.html. Topics included Pharma’s Relationships with Patient Advocacy Groups, Drug Costs, Depression Screening as Drug Promotion, ADHD, the Opioid Epidemic, Media and Medicine, and the Future of Drug Regulation. Speakers included Josh Sharfstein MD, Carl Elliott MD PhD, Ivan Oransky MD, Gary Schwitzer, Alan Schwarz, Susan Wood PhD, and other luminaries. Our first student abstract slam featured presentations on Binge-Eating Disorder, A Model for Non-Industry-Funded CME, and more. PharmedOut conferences are known for intellectual stimulation, interdisciplinary fellowship, great networking, and homemade cookies. We hope to see you at our next one!
We provide access to free, web-based, pharma-free CME that any physician in the U.S. can use to fulfill annual CME requirements. In addition, you can find news, information, and resources on our site, ranging from our monthly newsletter to our teaching tools for educators.
Our conferences in particular attract a multidisciplinary, international crowd of doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, lawyers, policymakers, ethicists, and more.More