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James McCormack, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and his Medstopper team of experts on DE-prescribing (whether or not medications can be reduced or stopped). See their great video "Bohemian Polypharmacy" as well as two of our other favorites, "Choosing Wisely" and the "MedStopper" video parodies based on songs by Pharrell Williams and the Beatles about making the right healthcare decisions. More of their great resources and a their MedStopper tool can be found on their website.
Look back at 2017 in PharmedOut's Annual Report, which amasses our accomplishments over a hectic, fulfilling, exciting year. We discuss DCRx, the opioid crisis, and of course the 2017 conference.
PharmedOut and other pharma-free groups endorse the Patient Advocacy Transparency Act.
Read Senator Claire McCaskill's Letter in support here!
After combing through our archives, PharmedOut has found slide presentations and transcripts from our first-ever conference, "Rx for Conflictt." Browse through our inaugural event here.
Fear not! Information from PharmedOut's CME conference: “Does Industry Influence Medical Discourse?” can be found at http://pharmedout.org/2017-conference.html. Topics included Pharma’s Relationships with Patient Advocacy Groups, Drug Costs, Depression Screening as Drug Promotion, ADHD, the Opioid Epidemic, Media and Medicine, and the Future of Drug Regulation. Speakers included Josh Sharfstein MD, Carl Elliott MD PhD, Ivan Oransky MD, Gary Schwitzer, Alan Schwarz, Susan Wood PhD, and other luminaries. Our first student abstract slam featured presentations on Binge-Eating Disorder, A Model for Non-Industry-Funded CME, and more. PharmedOut conferences are known for intellectual stimulation, interdisciplinary fellowship, great networking, and homemade cookies. We hope to see you at our next one!
We provide access to free, web-based, pharma-free CME that any physician in the U.S. can use to fulfill annual CME requirements. In addition, you can find news, information, and resources on our site, ranging from our monthly newsletter to our teaching tools for educators.
Our conferences in particular attract a multidisciplinary, international crowd of doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, lawyers, policymakers, ethicists, and more.More