Kirsten Austad

Kirsten Austad — The Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Students: How Does the Story Begin?

The September 29th Lab Seminar was led by Kirsten Austad, an Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow, and medical student at Harvard Medical School. While Kirsten's research specifically targets the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the education of medical students, she opened the seminar by describing the economy of influence that pervades the entire medical system. It is a complex arrangement, comprised of researchers, journals, medical schools, speaker's bureaus, consultants, advisory boards, physicians, patients, and...

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Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Where does this Story Begin?

by Kirsten Austad and Aaron Kesselheim

This blog post discusses the article "Changing Interactions Between Physician Trainees and the Pharmaceutical Industry” published in the February 27, 2013 electronic edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study was conducted by former Fellow in the Lab on Institutional Corruption Kirsten Austad, Lab affiliates Aaron Kesselheim M.D. J.D. and Eric Campbell Ph.D., and Jerry Avorn M.D. and other members of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.... Read more about Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Where does this Story Begin?