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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 8547

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Publication type: Journal Article

Najman JM, Siskind V, Bain C.
Prescription drug advertising: medical journal practices under different types of control.
Med J Aust 1979 May 19; 1:(10):420-4


Medication is one important aspect of health care delivery. The sources of information used to select appropriate medication include drug advertisements which appear in professional journals. There is a need to monitor the quality of these advertisements. The study reported in this paper includes a longitudinal (1961 to 1977) and cross-societal (Britain, United States and Australia) content analysis of drug advertisements. Such a comparison contributes to the debate concerning the type of regulation likely to be effective for this form of advertising.

Advertising* Australia Great Britain Humans Longitudinal Studies Periodicals* Pharmaceutical Preparations* Prescriptions, Drug United States


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