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"Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and Pharmaceutical Industry," Jan. 22
Author: Kristine-Anne R. Sarreal, Office of University Communications, 503.725.8555
Posted: January 7, 2008

What: Portland State University's Department of Philosophy will host "Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and Pharmaceutical Industry," with nationally known bioethicist and family practitioner, Dr. Howard Brody, M.D. The lecture will help discuss the pharmaceutical industry and its effect on physicians and mental health care.

Brody is a professor and director at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is the author of five books. He currently sits on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and previously the University Distinguished Professor of Family Practice and Philosophy at Michigan State University.

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Hall, room 75 (1620 SW Park Ave).

Cost: The lecture is free and open to public.

Contact: For more information contact Patricia Backlar at 503-725-3499 or the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at 503-228-5692.

Background: This lecture is presented by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in cooperation with the Portland State University Department of Philosophy, the OHSU Center for Ethics in Healthcare, and the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit organization that has been active in Multnomah since 1983. NAMI focuses on educating and improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. For more information visit

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