Death By Medicine by Gary Null PhD, page 13
In 2000, pharmaceutical companies spent $2. Although aggressively advanced, such pronouncements are at odds with the clinical reality for many patients on the drugs.
Aids A Second Opinion by Gary Null PhD with James Feast, page 200
Back in the World War II era, it was the same for tobacco.
Soon, such ads constituted the medical journals' major source of funding, and while they continue to deny it, publishers are influenced by the pharmaceutical industry in choosing which articles to print. Yet, the medication information offered by these drug-company-supported sources is often biased, incomplete, and sometimes inaccurate.
Prescription Medicines, Side Effects and Natural Alternatives by American Medical Publishing, page 13
30 percent of consumers reported having talked with their doctor about a drug they'd seen advertised. For example, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer purchased all of the advertising space in an entire issue of Time magazine on the "Future of Medicine." However, by the same time, the bond between the AMA and the pharmaceutical companies was firmly established.
It strutted Fishbein's purple prose and yellow journalism, lacerating his favorite target, Harry Hoxsey. David Graham (senior drug safety researcher at the FDA) was conducted by Manette Loudon, the lead investigator for Dr.
Not surprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are switching their advertising budgets to target consumers rather than physicians in an attempt to influence how consumers determine their medical treatment needs. Then, in 1981, the drug industry proposed that the FDA allow advertising directly to consumers, arguing that the public should not be denied access to the "knowledge" that would be provided by such marketing.
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The commercial demonstrates the symptoms for depression and the consumer identifies with them.3 billion on DTC advertising in 1998 alone.5 billion in 2000 promoting prescription drugs, an increase of nearly 45 percent over 1999.
Prescription For Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A Balch, page 285
Claritin, a formerly prescription antihistamine used to control allergic symptoms, was far and away the most heavily advertised prescription drug in the two years following the FDA's 1997 rules change. What is being asserted, then, is that certain practices that now seem unconscionably risky were once seen as innocent, as innocent as, in days gone by, puffing on a Lucky., page 28
Government intervention is also warranted on industry-initiated and industry-sponsored "front organizations.
Obviously, if this negative information about Vioxx came out in the studies, Merck didn't want its name on it. Doctors are afraid of being sued, they maintain a culture of denial, and they also profit from there relationships with the big drag companies. . Andrew Weil writes in his Self Healing newsletter, "there is an unstated selling point that is quite clear in pharmaceutical company advertisements: that it is a chemical fountain of youth offering persistent beauty, attractiveness, and satisfying sexuality in the face of advancing age.
On The Take by Jerome P Kassirer M.
It has overplayed its greed to such an extent that the industry is now in a mode of self-destruction. That's what knowledge, unlike naivete', brings you.
The experts speak on pharmaceutical advertising:
In the pharmaceutical area, DTC advertising has been increasing in the late 1990s at a rate of around 30 percent compounded annually. So in effect, advertisements for prescription drugs on television are literally lying by omission. The $2. Unfortunately, this is also true of many nutrition journals as well.
Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 367
This subtle type of bias sometimes becomes more blatant.