PharmedOut In the News - 2013
- Dr. Fugh-Berman spoke on "Promoting Profitable Drugs" to the Canadian Agency on Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) in Ottawa. CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit agency that is funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide evidence-based information to health care leaders.
- December 26: Dr. Fugh-Berman was quoted in Financial Times' article, "Ethics: End of the Hard Sell?", on increased scrutiny of pharmaceutical industry marketing.
- November 24: On the front page of the New York Times's Business Section, Dr. Fugh-Berman was quoted in Natasha Singer's in-depth article on Low-T marketing, "Selling That New-Man Feeling". “There are tests that everyone will fail — that is the idea,” says Dr. Fugh-Berman, who directs PharmedOut, a Georgetown project that educates doctors about drug marketing claims. “'Do you feel tired after dinner?’ Depends how long after dinner. We all do eventually. It’s called sleep."
- October 31: Shannon Brownlee (of the New America Foundation and Lown Institute, author of Overtreated, and regular PharmedOut conference speaker) will lecture on "Is That Really What Your Patient Needs or Wants? The Case for Protecting Patients From Overuse" on Thursday, October 31st, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the New Research Building auditorium at Georgetown. The talk is part of a graduate class, but you are welcome to attend!
- October 22: Dr. Fugh-Berman was quoted in The Telegraph in "Tired and grumpy? Sounds like it could be a case of Low T" by Nick Allen.
- October 21: PharmedOut held its second successful seminar on October 21st. Elina Hemminki MD, DrPh, of the University of Helsinki spoke on the "Regulation of Clinical Trials in Finland, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S." Dr. Hemminki spent 10 days with PharmedOut as a Visiting Professor.
- October 17: We helped Dr. Susan Wood and other colleagues at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services with a report to the D.C. Department of Health on the use of antipsychotics among the elderly in Washington, D.C. Findings are summarized in this press release, which links to the full report.
- September 24: Chief Editor of Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine cited "The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold 'HRT'" by Dr. Fugh-Berman as one of seven articles PLOS published that made a difference.
Psychiatric News, September 19, 2013
The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 12, 2013
The Healthcare Policy Podcast, July 10, 2013
USA Today, June 12, 2013
The Washington Post, May 27, 2013
The New York Times, May 16, 2013
The New York Times, May 13, 2013
The Daily Beast, April 30, 2013
Pharma Marketing Blog, April 26, 2013
The Atlantic, April 5, 2013
Association of Health Care Journalists, March 13, 2013
NBC Washington, March 11, 2013
Medscape Medical News, April 10, 2013
“The comments in defense of this surgical circus are appalling,” said Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, who was asked by Medscape Medical News for comment.
Nature Medicine, January 7, 2013