Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Pharmanipulation: Addressing Industry Information with Independent Evidence

Cost & Quality / Prescription Drugs


PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023



Summary of the Project:

This new podcast will explore how pharmaceutical company marketing practices contribute to unnecessary prescribing.

About the Grantee:

PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing and educates health care professionals and students about pharmaceutical and medical device marketing practices.

Related Grantee Work

January 5, 2023

Episode 1 - Unlocking Pharma's Secrets

Episode 1 covers pharmaceutical marketing tactics, industry influence on medical knowledge, and invented diseases. Join hosts Caroline Renko and Patricia Bencivenga as they interview Adriane Fugh-Berman MD, the Director of PharmedOut.

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February 15, 2023

Episode 2 - "Here Comes the Sun(screen): Myths about Melanoma"

Description: PharmedOut invites Adewole S. Adamson MD, MPP, to discuss the relationship of sun exposure to melanoma, whether sunscreen actually prevents skin cancer, and the overdiagnosis of melanoma.

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