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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 2970

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Publication type: Journal Article

Rice DI.
Misleading advertising of drug products
Canadian Family Physician 1978; 24:101-102


Pharmaceutical advertising is designed to ensure that drugs are properly used and selected, not to mislead doctors. Promotion is a major source of drug information for practicing physicians and steps are being taken to ensure that information provided through advertising adheres to the a comprehensive and acceptable code of advertising acceptance. The author believes that once out in practice physicians should use a variety of sources, including promotion, to keep up-to-date with drug therapy. Credit should be given to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada for taking the initiative to establish the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board.

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