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Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center

PharmedOut conference to address responsibilities of physicians, industry and journals

WASHINGTON PharmedOut announces its fourth annual conference, "Medical Behavior in a Commercial World: Who is Responsible?" focusing on the responsibilities of health care providers, journals, industry and others in ensuring that patients receive the best treatments.

What: Presentations, panels and discussions on accountability within the health care system and marketing influences on patient care. Speakers include:

Topics will include opioid overuse, medical devices, ghostwriting, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and pharmacist-industry relationships. The full agenda is available at pharmedout.org.

When: Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Lohrfink Auditorium in the Hariri Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC, 20057.

Complimentary registration is available for credentialed journalists by contacting Karen Mallet at km463@georgetown.edu.

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Funding for the conference is provided by Georgetown University Medical Center, the Southern Network on Adverse Reactions and individual donations.

About PharmedOut

PharmedOut is a project of volunteer health professionals and students who promote evidence-based prescribing, educate health care professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices, and provide access to unbiased information about medications. The project is led by Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center.



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