Holding the Industry Accountable

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 January 15, 2014.
Click to listen or download (1:02:00) – Link to Call Notes

Holding the Industry Accountable:
Covering Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing Practices

Featured Speaker:

Ed Silverman
Pharmalot, Past Editor

Ed Silverman is a prize-winning journalist who has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past 18 years.  Prior to his work at Pharmalot, Ed was a bureau chief for The Pink Sheet, the venerable industry newsletter, and a contributor to its sister publication, In Vivo magazine. Before that, Silverman worked as a business writer for The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, one of the nation’s largest daily newspapers, where he conceived and launched Pharmalot. During his 13-year tenure, he closely followed a variety of topics of concern to those who work for, and with, drug makers – drug development; mergers and acquisitions; regulatory oversight; safety and pricing controversies, and marketing issues.

Ed will discuss his recent work covering the recent Johnson & Johnson $2.2 billion settlement to resolve criminal and civil lawsuits that alleged the healthcare giant illegally marketed the antipsychotic Risperal and two other medicines.  He will also discuss paid kickbacks to physicians and Omnicare, the largest nursing home pharmacy to increase prescriptions.  See Ed Silverman’s story on the J & J settlement here.

Call Recording click to listen or download (1:02:00)
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.

Learn more at NPAlliance.org/conflict-free