About Us


PharmedOut is a GUMC project that promotes evidence-based prescribing, educates health care professionals about pharmaceutical and medical device marketing practices, and provides access to unbiased information about therapeutics.

Our goals are to:

  • Document and disseminate information about how pharmaceutical companies influence prescribing

  • Foster access to unbiased information about drugs

  • Encourage physicians to choose pharma-free CME

  • Present lectures at Grand Rounds, meetings, medical student events, and conferences

We provide access to free, web-based, pharma-free CME — enough for any physician in the U.S. to fulfill annual CME requirements without taking industry-funded courses. Here are links to more than 200 more credits of web-based, free, pharma-free CME.

We provide news, information, and resources, including our own slideshows, videos, and other audio-visual material, reading recommendations, resources for unbiased drug information, factsheets, and tools for teaching — including the popular Drug Ad Bingo.

    • Our Newsletter rounds up the latest PharmedOut updates, commentary, pharma marketing news, and more.

    • Our slideshows are open access and available for anyone to see, download, or use (we only ask that you credit us). See Permissions.

    • Our Teaching tools (including Drug Ad Bingo) and Patient Factsheets (including Fast Facts on Generic Drugs and Prescription Drug Marketing: What Consumers Need to Know) are available.

    • Our journal articles include:

        • Haunting the Medical Literature: How ghostwriting sold HRT

        • Why Lunch Matters

        • Ethical Considerations of Publication Planning in the Pharmaceutical Industry

        • Prescription Tracking and Public Health

        • Following the Script: How Drug Reps Make Friends and Influence Doctor

        • Off-Label Promotion, On-Target Sales

    • Our PharmedOut videos, provide illuminating glimpses behind the scenes through interviews with former and current industry insiders.

Annual Reports:

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report


2021 Cutting the Cord: Curtailing Commercial Influence on Healthcare

2019 Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies

2019 Conference DVDs can be ordered here while supplies last.