2017 PharmedOut Review in Photos
PharmedOut celebrated its ten year anniversary this year! Thank you to all of our donors and supporters. We could not do what we do without you!
In January, we published the first paper on the relationship between pharmacists and industry. In March, PharmedOut sponsored a sign making workshop and led a group of students to the March for Science to call for industry to stay out of the FDA's decisions. In April, we launched our PharmedOut Instagram. Also in April, Dr. Fugh-Berman spoke on a POLITICO panel on Trump's FDA, and Dr. Fugh-Berman and Nick Mendola testified at the FDA Public Meeting on Sarcopenia. In May, PharmedOut project manager, Alycia Hogenmiller, and DCRx project manager, Joy Eckert, presented about diabetes drug costs at Lown's annual conference. In June, we held our biannual conference, focusing on how industry influences medical discourse. In September, Dr. Fugh-Berman testified at Senator McCaskill's roundtable on marketing practices of opioid manufacturers. In October, the AccessRx team published "Influence of pharmaceutical marketing on Medicare prescriptions in the District of Columbia" in Plos One.
Below we have some of our favorite photos from 2017!
From left to right: 1. PharmedOut interns, Cynthia Pham and Akul Yajnik, collecting ballots for the Abstract Slam at the 2017 PharmedOut conference. 2. PharmedOut project manager, Alycia Hogenmiller, and DCRx project manager, Joy Eckert, at Lown Institute 5th annual conference to present findings of the 2016 Impacts of Pharmaceutical Marketing Report on Diabetes in the District of Columbia. 3. Dr. Fugh-Berman participating in a POLITICO panel on the future of drug regulation. 4. Christian Bruni and Collin Huth taking a well-earned break while interning at the PharmedOut conference. 5. Keene Saavedra and Grace Doan setting up the AV at the conference. 6. Christian Bruni, Selena Garcia DuBar, and Aida Roman staffing the donations table at the PharmedOut conference. 7. PharmedOut spelled out using 50 donated handmade hats and scarves. 8. PharmedOut friend, Natalie Hubbard, modeling one of our new PharmedOut umbrellas. 9. Nick Mendola, Alycia Hogenmiller, Avantika Pathak, Adriane Fugh-Berman, and Aida Roman attending the FDA Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting on sarcopenia, where Dr. Fugh-Berman and Nick Mendola also testified. 10. Interns Rena Atayeva and Aida Roman at the PharmedOut conference. 11. AccessRx team members, Joy Eckert, Dili Sundaramoorthy, Alycia Hogenmiller, and Nick Mendola at George Washington University's student research day. Eckert and Sundaramoorthy presented their poster and won the Policy and Practice award. 12. All the PharmedOut interns that helped our 2017 conference run smoothly!