Missing the Target: When Practitioners Harm More Than Heal

June 14, 2012 @ 1:00 am June 15, 2012 @ 1:00 am EDT


This year’s PharmedOut conference will focus on how patient harms may result from industry promotion.

Speakers include:

  • Shannon Brownlee, New America Foundation
  • Rita Redberg, M.D., Editor-in-chief, Archives of Internal Med
  • Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., Author, White Coat, Black Hat
  • Kay Dickersin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Susan Wood, Ph.D., George Washington University
  • Sean Flynn, J.D., American University
  • Joel Lexchin, M.D., York University
  • Barbara Mintzes, Therapeutics Initiative

Topics include:

  • Innovative Drugs: Hard Facts and Tribal Myths
  • Does Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Educate the Public to Misuse Medicines?
  • Underuse of Classic Drugs
  • Antipsychotic Use in Children
  • Can Clinical Trial Data be Hidden?
  • Radiation From Medical Imaging: A Hidden Epidemic
  • Regulating Medical Devices: A Historical Perspective
  • Cardiovascular Devices: The Role of Evidence in the FDA Approval Process
  • The Failure of the DePuy ASR Hip Prosthesis: Implications for Medical Device Initiatives
  • Left To Our Own Devices: A Surgeon’s Perspective
  • Doctors and Devices
  • Should device reps be in the OR?
  • What Can and Should the States Do?
  • The Supreme Court Strikes Back: IMS v. Sorrell – a Constitutional Right to Track Prescription Data?
  • Disclosure of Physician Industry Relationships: Data from Washington, D.C.
  • Testing the Limits of FDA Authority
  • Federal enforcement
  • Congressional oversight
  • Penicillin and Panaceas
  • Exploiting Homeless Mentally Ill Patients in Drug Safety Trials
  • Promoting Prudent Prescribing: A Culture of Resource Stewardship
  • Role of the Media


June 14, 2012 @ 1:00 am EDT
June 15, 2012 @ 1:00 am EDT
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