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PharmedOut has had a busy month, from being featured in an NBC news special on Senator McCaskill's report on opioid manufacturers' backing of patient advocacy groups to publishing our own report on pharma's influence on Medicare prescribing in DC. Read more in our monthly newsletter.
PharmedOut was featured in MedPage Today's article, DOJ Repeats Threat to Hold Opioid Prescribers Responsible. They covered a panel at which Dr. Fugh-Berman spoke to lawmakers about the pharmaceutical industry's responsibility for the opioid epidemic.
The answer, according to Drs Adriane Fugh-Berman and Sharon Batt, is no. Read their take on why we need those in higher education to say no industry influence on research in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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