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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 5847

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Publication type: Journal Article

Toop L, Richards D, Saunders B.
New Zealand deserves better. Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription medicines in New Zealand: for health or for profit?
N Z Med J. 2003 Aug 22; 116:(1180):U556


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What these howls of outrage and hurt amount to is that the medical profession is distressed to find its high opinion of itself not shared by writers of [prescription] drug advertising. It would be a great step forward if doctors stopped bemoaning this attack on their professional maturity and began recognizing how thoroughly justified it is.
- Pierre R. Garai (advertising executive) 1963