Welcome to Pharmed Out

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.

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Myths and Facts About Opioids

Describes the public health impact of opioid use in the United States, outlines the history of opioid prescribing and promotion, explains neuroadaptation as it relates to opioids, and discusses adverse effects associated with opioids. Pain treatment agreements are also addressed.

Getting Patients Off Opioids

Differentiates between tolerance, dependence, and addiction, provides practical strategies for tapering patients off of opioids safely, discusses withdrawal, and compares buprenorphine and methadone for medication assisted treatment. Includes tools for counseling patients about addiction and dealing with chronic pain.

Project Details

PharmedOut focuses on providing resources to concerned healthcare providers, citizens, and others

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.