One Doctor’s Experience with COI & an Update on Sunshine Provisions of the ACA

This lecture series highlights advocacy and policy experts who provide technical assistance and leadership development for physicians, residents, and medical students interested in conflict-of-interest reform efforts.
This lecture was recorded on August 29, 2012.
Click to listen or download (58:21) – Link to Call Notes

One Doctor’s Experience with Conflict of Interest
and an Update on Physician Payment Sunshine Provisions of the ACA

Featured Speakers:

  • Daniel Carlat, MD, Director of the Pew Prescription Project 

Dr. Carlat will describe his personal experience with COI as a well-meaning physician representing a drug company in educating prescribers about the benefits of a prescription drug and his current work in strengthening conflict-of-interest policies at medical schools and hospitals across the country.  See Dr. Carlat’s 2007 New York Times Magazine article, Dr. Drug Rep and his recent editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Disclosure Can Address Doctors’ Conflicts of Interest

  • Allan Coukell, Director of Medical Programs, Pew Health Group

As Director of the Pew Health Group Medical Programs, Allan oversees the work of the Pew Prescription Project, the Medical Device Initiative, the Drug Safety Project, the Antibiotics and Innovation Project and other PHG activities related to medical products and services.  He actively participated in the development of federal and state policy to foster transparency of physician-industry relationships and in the creation of programs to encourage evidence-based prescribing.  Allan will discuss the status of the Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Call Recording – click to listen or download (58:21)
Link to Call Notes


This event is offered as part of the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education(PACME). 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.

The Partnership to Advance Conflict‐free Medical Education (PACME) is a joint project of the National Physicians Alliance,  the American Medical Student AssociationCommunity Catalyst, and the Pew Charitable Trusts designed to create both external and internal pressure for medical schools and academic medical centers to adopt strong new conflict-of-interest policies.

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