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Why. It views industry as its client, and the client is someone whose interest you represent.
As that happens, more and more people are going to wake up to the reality that Big Pharma is really a Big Lie. In return, the APA bends over backward to help drug companies promote their products. In 1985 the pharmaceutical Advertising Council and the FDA solicited funds from the pharmaceutical industry to combat medical quackery; they also issued a joint statement addressed to the presidents of advertising and PR agencies nationwide, asking them to cooperate with the anti-quackery campaign.
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Many of the people who were taking those drugs would have been far safer, in fact many would be alive today, if they had been taking over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs instead. The morning talk shows are full of medical technology miracles; they cover the wonders of new drugs and medical devices and technology using the canned television images provided by the industry. Whereas, in the past they depended on frequent visits to the doctors' offices by drug reps to convince doctors to use their drugs, now they've bypassed doctors altogether and advertise directly on television and the radio, urging people to tell their doctors they want to try the advertised drug.
Wouldn't it seem that consumers have no influence whatsoever on the success of a prescription drug, so advertising should be directed entirely toward doctors. To derail efforts at making pharmaceutical benefits an integral part of Medicare, they spent tens of millions of dollars on an advertising campaign to discredit the Canadian system, and even created a bogus organization, "Citizens for Better Medicare," to try to lend credibility to their efforts.
Alternative Medicine by Burton Goldberg, page 48
The primary culprit in promoting the misprescribing and overprescribing of drugs is the pharmaceutical industry, which now sells about $80 billion worth of drugs in the United States alone.
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They were over-prescribed, over-exaggerated, over–hyped and over-marketed. The remainder of the spending increase came from 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise, or advertised very little.
Healthcare Online for Dummies by Howard and Judi Wolinsky, page 23
With annual U." They estimate a figure of 5 billion dollars was spent in 1991 for this type of advertising and add, "Though doctors insist their scientific training, high intelligence, and sophistication enable them to resist manipulation, the truth is that skillful marketers can influence M.
A Dose of Sanity by Sydney Walker III MD, page 230
Pharmaceutical ad campaigns and the distribution of free samples usually determine the drugs doctors use to treat patients with.
The remainder of the spending increase came from 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise, or advertised very little." However, by the same time, the bond between the AMA and the pharmaceutical companies was firmly established."
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I've talked about all the ethical implications of this before, and as much as we should all be outraged at this behavior by Merck, I've actually grown weary of being outraged by it.
Merck’s effort to discredit this negative study is yet another example of that." we compassionate humans gasp in unison. Also, TV ads do not list all of the potential side effects, but rather, just the most common side effects. The morning talk shows are full of medical technology miracles; they cover the wonders of new drugs and medical devices and technology using the canned television images provided by the industry.
Overdosed America by John Abramson MD, page 152
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By 1900, there were 22 homeopathic medical schools and nearly 100 homeopathic hospitals in the U. But the rules were strict, and the content of the ads was, therefore, limited: Drugs could be mentioned by name, but advertisements that discussed the treatment of specific conditions were required to include a lengthy list of side effects and contraindications (situations in which the drug should not be used).
Fillon writes, "The average number of prescriptions per person in the United States increased from 7. For example, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer purchased all of the advertising space in an entire issue of Time magazine on the "Future of Medicine.