Conflict-of-Interest in Medicine:
An Update on the State of the Problem
Howard Brody, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities,
Professor, Family Medicine,
University of Texas Medical Branch
The McGovern Center on Humanities and Ethics
UT Health, University Health Science Center at Houston
Recorded Friday, February 8, 2013 at the
University of Texas Medical School
Auditorium 3.001, Medical School Building, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
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Howard Brody, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities, Professor, Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
Howard Brody received his M.D. Degree from the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University in 1977. After completing his residency in family practice at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, he returned to Michigan State University, where he served as University Distinguished Professor of Family Practice, Philosophy, and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. He was Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities from 1985 to 2000. In 2006, Dr. Brody became the Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities and John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is the author of The Future of Bioethics (Oxford University Press, 2009), Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), The Healer’s Power (Yale University Press, 1992), Stories of Sickness (Yale University Press, 1987; second edition, Oxford University Press, 2003), and several other books as well as more than 125 peer-reviewed articles on medical ethics, family medicine, and philosophy of medicine. In 1995, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
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This event is offered as part of the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education. This partnership and related materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.