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PharmedOUT is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing and educates health care professionals and students about pharmaceutical and medical device marketing practices. PharmedOUT provides educational slideshows, videos, events, and information about CME courses free of industry sponsorship.

Resource Highlights

Join us on Monday, November 2nd for PharmedOut's second webinar with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD. Dr. Elliott is a Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of seven books including White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine and Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream. Dr. Elliott will give a talk on "Honor, Shame and Exile: The Moral Geography of Whistleblowing in Research on Human Subjects"

This webinar is a joint event with the Health and the Public Interest (HAPI) MS program at Georgetown University, which is co-directed by Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman and Dr. Adam Myers. We hope you will join us on November 2.

Attendance is limited so register soon to secure a spot.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Fugh-Berman.

Find the status of state legislation to address prescription drug costs with this interactive map. Use the category buttons to search by type of legislation and roll over a state to view its pending drug legislation. Download or view a chart listing 2020 legislation by state. View state action in 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2015-2016. Email information about new bills or legislative action to Sarah Lanford.

Pharma-free CME

We provide access to free online CME from the CDC, TCEO, NIH, AHRQ, and more.

Dr. Fugh-Berman and the Opioid Epidemic

The Washington Post released a documentary and companion article on the opioid epidemic and the immense corporate marketing push behind it. Dr. Fugh-Berman appears at the 2:33 minute mark commenting on how industry persuaded physicians to prescribe opioids.