Welcome to PharmedOut
PharmedOut is a project at Georgetown University Medical Center 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.
Our 2023 Conference was a huge success!
Check out photos from our conference, "Making Healthy People Sick: Invented Diseases and Overtreatment."
To see our agenda and to learn more about our speakers, please visit our conference homepage.
Free CME Activity
"Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's: First, do no harm" is an online continuing education activity that covers new Alzheimer's treatments and how to best care for dementia patients.
How Pharma Grooms Patients and Advocacy Groups to Sell Drugs
Learn from advocates from the US and Canada about how industry uses individual patients and patient advocacy organizations to affect perceptions about drug efficacy and harms.
Pharma Marketing Resources
PharmedOut, with support from Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to announce our Pharma Marketing Hub, which contains factsheets and literature summaries on 15 pharmaceutical marketing topics. Click here for more information and to download helpful resources.
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.