Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Pharmanipulation: Battling Drug Industry Influence

Cost & Quality / Prescription Drugs


Recipient:

PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024

AMOUNT:

$30,000.00

Summary of the Project:

The project will examine the pharmaceutical industry’s influence on what consumers and health care providers believe about medicine and health.

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"

In Episode 1, PharmedOut introduces their new show called Pharmanipulation. The show will focus on 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"

Pharmanipulation 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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March 29, 2023

Episode 3 – “Paying Attention to ADHD: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children”

Pharmanipulation invites Gretchen LeFever Watson PhD and Robert Whitaker to question diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and to critique drug treatment of behaviors associated with ADHD.

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May 26, 2023

Episode 4 – “How Do We Know We are Sick? Culture, Disease and Illness”

Pharmanipulation invites medical anthropologist Sylvia Önder PhD and cultural psychologist Yulia Chentsova Dutton PhD to discuss the differences among disease, sickness and illness and explore the concepts of invented diseases, folk illnesses, and the social value of certain diseases.

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July 11, 2023

Episode 5 - “Under the Knife and Over it”

Pharmanipulation invites Tony Scialli MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive toxicologist, to talk about the overuse of gynecologic surgeries – namely hysterectomies and Cesarean sections.

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