Rx Information: Non Biased and Evidenced-based or Industry Influenced?

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 June 26, 2013.
Click to listen or download (1:02:43) – Link to Call Notes

Rx Information: Non Biased and Evidenced-based or Industry Influenced?

Hear from experts about the success of evidenced-based academic detailing (prescriber education) in providing prescribers with nonbiased information about the effectiveness of the drugs they prescribe. Learn about resources available to help states develop and expand programs and hear about Maine’s academic detailing program, the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, how it was created and is funded and how the program is received by prescribers throughout the state.

Featured Speakers: 

Michael Fischer, M.D., M.S.
Director, National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NARCAD)

Dr. Fischer is a general internist, pharmacoepidemiologist, and health services researcher. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard and a clinically active primary care physician and educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has extensive experience in designing and evaluating interventions to improve medication use and has published numerous studies demonstrating the potential gains from improved prescribing

Noah Nesin, M.D., FAAFP
Chief Quality Officer, Penobscot Community Health Care

Dr. Nesin recently joined Penobscot Community Health aftter serving as Medical Director for Health Access for nearly 26 years.  Dr. Nesin is a 1983 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in 1986. He has provided family health care to members of the HAN service area for over 25 years. Dr. Nesin is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He received the Maine Primary Care Association’s Physician Excellence Award in 2010. Dr. Nesin Chairs Maine’s Academic Detailing Advisory Committee.

Call Recording – click to listen or download (1:02:43)

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