PharmedOut Webinar: Institutional Corruption and Clinical Practice Guidelines

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From PharmedOUT: “We introduce to you PharmedOut’s very first online webinar, featuring Lisa Cosgrove, PhD and Joel Lexchin, MD . . . an enlightening conversation about industry influence on clinical practice guidelines.

According to the Institute of Medicine, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific circumstances; however, CPGs are not immune to industry influence. Lisa Cosgrove will present her research on institutional corruption and its direct effects on clinical practice guidelines in psychiatry and Joel Lexchin will focus on how financial conflicts of interests bias guidelines.”

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