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"Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies" a conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on 12-14 June 2019

Organised by the non-profit group PharmedOut, the conference will include discussions on the role of pharmaceutical marketing in creating and perpetuating the opioid epidemic.

PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices.

The group will be holding a conference entitled "Opioids: Conflicts & Controversies" on
12-14 June 2019.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • "Forced Tapers: Necessary and Compassionate Care”
    Anna Lembke MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center
  • "How the Opioid Lobby Protected the Status Quo”
    Andrew Kolodny MD, Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
  • "Using Clinical Practice Guidelines to Sell Opioids”
    Chris Spevak MD MPH JD, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • "Not Just U.S.: Opioid Promotion in Canada”
    Joel Lexchin MD, Emergency Physician, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  • "Selling Opioids to Family Docs in the U.S., Canada, and France”
    Barbara Mintzes PhD, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
  • "Pharma Sales and the Evolution of Prescriber 'Targeting'"
    Gail Scott MPH, Manager, Substance Use Disorders Institute, University of the Sciences Philadelphia

For details and to register: > www.pharmedout.org

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