Submitted by Bob Burton on
Medical researchers at George Washington University have launched a new website, PharmedOut, which is designed to help doctors "identify and counter inappropriate pharmaceutical promotion practices." It also provides links to over 100 continuing medical education (CME) courses that have been developed without drug industry funding. The project has received a grant out of the $430 million paid by Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer, as part of a settlement of a case taken by state attorneys-general over a marketing campaign for the drug Neurontin that breached state consumer protection laws.
normankelley replied on Permalink
PharmedOut.org is an independent project run by physicians for physicians and other prescribers. Its goal is to disseminate information about how pharmaceutical companies influence what we prescribe, to increase access to unbiased information about drugs, and to encourage physicians to choose pharma-free CME.
Based at Georgetown University Medical Center, PharmedOut.org is funded through the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education grant program, created as part of a 2004 settlement between Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer, Inc., and the Attorneys General of 50 States and the District of Columbia, to settle allegations that Warner-Lambert conducted an unlawful marketing campaign for the drug Neurontin® (gabapentin) that violated state consumer protection laws.
Its principal investigator is Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD; the project is administered by Alicia Bell.
dr abdul sattar... replied on Permalink
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i am doctor and qualified in the field of public health,i am pleased to know about the project PharmedOut.org.
To get the awareness how the pharmacuitical compnies efecting the prescription of the pysician,s.
It is requested that material about this project may kindly be sent.