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Ethics in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • "Fighting the Drug (Ad) Wars," by Marc Siegel (The Nation, June 17, 2002)

  • "Suit Says Company Promoted Drug in Exam Rooms," (New York Times, May 15, 2002 -- NY Times requires registration, but registration is free)

  • "Tales From The Other Drug Wars" (Barer ML, McGrail K, Cardiff K, Wood L, Green CJ., Centre for Health Services & Policy Research, 2000)

  • "Hanky-Panky in the Pharmaceutical Industry," by Seymour Fisher, Ph.D., International Journal of Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy (Volume 1, Number 1 --- Summer 1996)

  • "Code Could Be Right Prescription to Give Pharmacy More Credence," by John La Puma, MD

  • "Over the counter or over-regulated?" by Jeffrey Kahn

  • "The Double-Edged Sword of Drug Marketing," by Jeffrey Kahn

  • "Cheap drugs not answer to African AIDS crisis: Better health care system key," by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

  • "Selling sickness: the pharmaceutical industry and disease mongering," by Ray Moynihan, Iona Heath, David Henry, and Peter C G°tzsche (British Medical Journal, April 13, 2002)

  • "Influence of direct to consumer pharmaceutical advertising and patients' requests on prescribing decisions: two site cross sectional survey," Barbara Mintzes, Morris L Barer, Richard L Kravitz, ArminÚe Kazanjian, Ken Bassett, Joel Lexchin, Robert G Evans, Richard Pan, and Stephen A Marion, (BMJ 2002; 324: 278-279)

  • "For and against: Direct to consumer advertising is medicalising normal human experience..."

    • For, by Barbara Mintzes (BMJ 2002; 324: 908-909)

    • Against, by Silvia N Bonaccorso and Jeffrey L Sturchio (BMJ 2002; 324: 910-911)
  • "Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire? The Alternativization of Women's Health," by Chris MacDonald, Ph.D. ( Annals of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, February 2002)

  • Product Liability and Toxic Tort (part of the Forensic Psychiatry & Medicine website of Harold J. Bursztajn, MD)

  • Wining, Dining MD's (National Post, 2005)


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