CMPI Pain Event - Part 2

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  • 09/27/2013
The second panel of CMPI’s September 10th Capitol Hill Pain conference featured syndicated columnist Judy Foreman and BioCentury’s Steve Usdin.
Judy Foreman is a nationally syndicated health columnist whose “Health Sense” columns have appeared regularly in the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News and other national and international outlets. For years, she also wrote the Globe’s popular short feature, “Health Answers.”
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College, served in the Peace Corps in Brazil for three years, then got a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. From 2001 to 2004, she was a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School and, for most of this time, was a scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Research Center. She has also been the host of a weekly, call-in radio show on and has won more than 50 journalism awards.
Her book on chronic pain, “A Nation in Pain – Healing Our Biggest Health Problem,” is due out in January, 2014 from Oxford University Press.
Steve Usdin has been Washington Editor of BioCentury since 1993, and has spent the past 20 years in the nation's capital covering political and policy issues affecting the life sciences sector. He also is the host of BioCentury This Week, BioCentury's weekly public affairs television program, as well as BioCentury Senior Editor responsible for coverage of social issues involving biotechnology. Steve’s reporting about biotechnology and biomedical policy has been cited in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New Scientist and other publications. In 2012, the FDA Alumni Association named Steve the Harvey W. Wiley Lecturer, making him the first journalist to receive the Wiley Award. His book, “Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley,” was published in 2005 by Yale University Press.
You can listen to Judy Foreman’s presentation and the panel discussion moderated by Peter Pitts here.


Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.

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