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.

Contact Info
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
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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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