Direct-to-consumer advertising

Direct-to-consumer advertising

Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to women in Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet C. Currie
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Outlines the pharmacology of benzodiazepines, prescribing rates and practices in Canada. Examines the over-prescription of these medications to women, as well as the effects of withdrawal and recovery from addiction.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH ADDI.C87 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Demand effects of recent changes in prescription drug promotion

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English
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Online
Author: 
Meredith B. Rosenthal
Ernst R. Berndt
Julie M. Donohue
Arnold M. Epstein
Richard G. Frank
Publisher: 
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Menlo Park, CA

Examines the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising in the prescription drug market and various physician-oriented promotions on consumer behaviour.

Health Action International Europe

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Policy development
Publisher

Forms a network of health, development, consumer and other public interest groups working for a more rational use of medicinal drugs.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
+31 (0)20 683 3684
Email Address: 
info@haiweb.org
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Fax Number: 
+31 (0)20 685 5002
Street Address: 
Jacob van Lennepkade 334-T
City: 
Amsterdam
Postal/ZIP Code: 
1053 NJ

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

Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: whatever the problem, you can always pop a pill

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceuticals.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

An assessment of the health system impacts of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines (DTCA). Volume 1: executive summary

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
Morris L Barer
Arminée Kazanjian
Ken Bassett
Robert G Evans
Steve Morgan
Publisher: 
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Identifies and assesses potential impacts of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising on health care delivery in Canada. Estimates the costs of these impacts.

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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Canadians demand regulated direct-to-consumer advertizing of prescription drugs

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English
Author: 
Duhane Wong-Rieger
Publisher: 
Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Debates the issue of direct-to-consumer drug advertising (DTCA) in Canada. Argues that Canada’s Food and Drug Act must be updated immediately to allow responsible direct-to-consumer promotion of prescription drugs.

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You, your breast cancer group and prescription drug ads

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English
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Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Debates the issue of direct-to-consumder drug advertising in Canada. Argues that bans on prescription drug ads must be maintained and enforced while more data on the effects of DTCA is gathered.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs in New Zealand: for health or for profit?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Les Toop
Dee Richards
Tony Dowell
Murray Tilyard
Tony Fraser
Bruce Arroll
Publisher: 
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Christchurch, New Zealand

Reviews local and international literature concerning direct-to-consumer advertising. Concludes that the evidence suggests net harm to public health.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADVO.T66 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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