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Missing the Target:
When Practitioners Harm More Than Heal

This year's two-day conference will focus on how patient harms may result from industry promotion. Click here for a recap of last year's successful conference on managing medical knowledge. Check back for conference updates!

June 14-15, 2012
Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Conference Directions and Accommodations

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Agenda (pdf):

Abstracts (pdf):

Speakers Include:

  • Rita Redberg, MD, Editor-in-chief, Archives of Internal Med
  • Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, Author, White Coat, Black Hat
  • Kay Dickersin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Susan Wood, PhD, George Washington University
  • Sean Flynn, JD, American University
  • Joel Lexchin, MD, York University
  • Barbara Mintzes, Therapeutics Initiative
Topics Include:
  • "The Underuse of Classic Drugs"
  • "Are Medical Devices and Drugs Adequately Regulated?"
  • "Protecting Patients in Industry-Funded Trials"
  • "Risks of Cardiovascular Devices"
  • "Cancer Risks from CT Scans"
  • "Pharmaceutical Marketing and Adverse Health Outcomes"

Our Videos

Pharma Insider Part II
Opposition research
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Pharma Insider Part I
Off-label promotion under the radar
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The Art of Medical Writing
Pharma's anonymous writers
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Drug Reps Talk Shop Part II
Drug reps continue their chat
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Drug Reps Talk Shop Part I
Selling drugs to docs
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Director of PharmedOut Explains the Project
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Zyprexa Drug Rep Tells All
Shahram Ahari describes how he sold the drug
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