Deceptive advertising

Deceptive advertising

The perils pain killers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Leslie Storozuk
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the serious problem of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic abuse; questions why this is predominantly a women’s problem, causes kidney damage, critically explores the role of advertising and big business in women’s increased consumption of OTC’s.


 

 

A hard pill to swallow

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English
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Online
Author: 
Wendy Mesley
Publisher: 
CBC Marketplace
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the health risks associated with Diane-35, a drug to treat severe acne, yet marketed as a bill control pill.

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CBC

Healthy Skepticism

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an international non-profit organisation for health professionals and everyone with an interest in improving health and whose main aim is to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion.

Primary Telephone: 
+61 8 8557 1040
Street Address: 
34 Methodist St
City: 
Willunga, SA
Postal/ZIP Code: 
5172

Invisible advertising

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, highlighting the hiring of celebrities as spokesmen and women paid to hawk prescription drugs under the guise of a personal interview.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Too much disclosure of product risks? CBC Television, SOGC, and Diane-35

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Joel Lexchin
Abby Lippman
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Criticizes the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists countering of a CBC documentary on the acne treatment Diane-35 (cyproterone/estradiol). Presents information that supports the concerns regarding the safety of Diane-35.

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