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 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.
2019 Conference DVDs can be ordered here while supplies last.