Academic Medical Reformers, Consumer Activists, Health Journalists, And Others Will Gather In Washington, DC To Discuss Big Pharma Conduct and Practices
(Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)
I want to let you know about an event we will covering next month that should be of great interest to many of you: Selling Sickness 2013 - People Before Profits.
This conference about the pharmaceutical drug industry, with a focus on several different facets of its conduct and practices, will be held in Washington, DC, during February 21-22, 2013. Its origins and purpose are described on the SellingSickness.com website as follows:
First, there was the 2006 Inaugural Congress on Disease Mongering in Australia which marked a watershed in networking among health care reformers and drug industry critics. Then, the 2010 Selling Sickness conference in Amsterdam expanded the network and updated the work. Now, Selling Sickness 2013: People before Profits is coming to Washington, DC in February, 2013 to continue the challenge and the international networking.
This conference will bring together academic medical reformers, consumer activists, and health journalists to examine the current scope of disease mongering and to develop strategies and coalitions for change. Topics will include misleading marketing, journalistic standards, over-treatment, over-diagnosis, whistleblowers, new roles for advocates, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, activist narratives, new conflict of interest areas, evidence-based screening, igniting citizen outrage, and more.
For those interested learning more about this Selling Sickness 2013 event:
I am scheduled to attend this conference next month and, afterward, there will be a report posted here about what transpired during these two days in DC.
Lastly, if you are going to be at this Selling Sickness 2013 conference and would like to meet in person, please feel free to send me an email in advance of the event so that I can look for you there. ______________________________________________________________________________