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In poor health: women in pharmaceutical advertising

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the portrayals of women in medical advertising. Illustrates how pharmaceutical companies use negative stereotypes of women in order to sell drugs to doctors. Impact on women's health and quality of care. Ethics of drug advertising. 


The perils pain killers

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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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.


 

 

The trught about the drug companies: how they deceive us and what to do about it

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
Random House
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Argues that drug companies' claims that high drug prices are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded, but that the money is spend on marketing of products of dubious benefit.

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ISBN 0375508465
PHAR.A54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Selling sickness: how the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us into patients

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ray Moynihan
Alan Cassels
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Reveals how widening the boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold for treatments is creating millions of new patients and billions in new profits.

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ISBN 1553651316
PHAR.M68 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Putting an end to deception: proceedings of the international expert panel on cigarette descriptors

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control
Publisher: 
Canadian Council for Tobacco Control
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides the Proceedings of the International Expert Panel on Cigarette Descriptors, held in Hull, Quebec on August 27th and 28, 2001. Provides an overview of the most salient points to emerge from the proceedings, and includes the actual presentations, and ensuing discussion.

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SMOK.P88 2002
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