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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 4641

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Publication type: Journal Article

Re: the promotion of aspirin
1992 Nov 1;


In the Philippines Bayer is promoting aspirin to the general public for the treatment of cataracts. The scientific literature does not support the use of this product for this indication.

*analysis/Philippines/developing countries/aspirin/Bayer/ direct-to-consumer advertising/ quality of information/DTCA/MaLAM/Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing/EVALUATION OF PROMOTION: DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AND HEALTH NEEDS: PROMOTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES


See MaLAM International Newsletter January 1993


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