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Seminário com Peter Mansfield: õpossível fazer melhor! (We can do better!), Porto,Portugal Oct 11

Seminário com Peter Mansfield
Educação médica, formação contínua e investigação pela indústria
farmacêutica: õpossível fazer melhor!
(Information, education and research from pharmaceutical companies: We can do better!)

Porto, 11 de Outubro de 2010, 18 h
Salão Nobre da Secção Regional Norte da Ordem dos Médicos
(Rua Delfim Maia, 405, Porto, Portugal)

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Conference: Science, clinical practice and psychotropic drugs, Bruxelles Oct 12

In recent years, the overprescription of psychiatric drugs has become the subject of frequent public debate in Europe and the US. In March 2010, the Belgian Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, announced to the Senate that a plan to tackle the overconsumption of psychotropic drugs was in preparation.

The symposium will attempt to analyse this social phenomenon along two different lines:
* The first issue to be addressed is the scientific basis for the prescription of these drugs; how was it constructed and is there any scope for questioning its validity?
* The second issue concerns the question of disease categorization, the distinction between mental pathology and the ups and downs of daily life, and the impact of disease-mongering on how we perceive ourselves.

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Conference Program: Prescription for Conflict: Should Industry Fund CME? Washington DC, June 25

The conference has an outstanding line-up of speakers including:
Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA,
Thomas Insel, MD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health,
Paul Thacker, an investigator for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota,
Joel Lexchin, MD, University of Toronto,
Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, Harvard University,
Daniel Carlat, MD, Carlat Psychiatry Report,
Edmund Pellegrino, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Georgetown University Medical Center.

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International conference: Quality information for quality use of medicines, Kazan, Russia Oct 15-16

International conference: Quality information – for quality use of medicines
15-16 October, 2010, Kazan, Russia

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan, The Administration of the Federal surveillance services in health and social development in the Republic of Tatarstan, The Kazan State Medical Academy, Eurasian academy of medical sciences, and GEOTAR publishing group are organising an International Conference «Quality information – for quality use of medicines» timed to the 25th anniversary of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of the KSMA and to the 10th anniversary of formulary system implementation in the Republic of Tatarstan in the framework of the WHO Essential Medicines Concept.

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Conference in Hyderabad: Pharmaceuticals in Developing and Emerging Economies

Conference 2010: Pharmaceuticals in Developing and Emerging Economies: Production, Innovation, and Access to Medicines in the Wake of TRIPS
Friday 17 September 2010 - Sunday 19 September 2010
Venue: University of Hyderabad, India

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New book - A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly

John Sloan has announced a new book: "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly".

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International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health scope to include consumer health

Beginning in 2011, the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health is expanding its scope to include consumer health, a rubric defined to include the aspects of human disease and injury that are determined or influenced by exposure to consumer goods and their components, including pharmaceuticals, food additives, and other purchased products.

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Call for conference posters and journal papers

Call for posters for the Selling Sickness conference and papers for a theme issue of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

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Registration open for the Selling Sickness conference, Amsterdam Oct 7-8

Selling Sickness - Influence on influence
The international conference Selling Sickness will be held at the
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam on October 7-8, 2010.

Registration NOW OPEN!!
The topics - confirmed speakers - the rates - how to register - call for posters - hotel booking
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Healthy Skepticism T Shirts are now available for sale from Remo General Store

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