Healthy Skepticism
Join us to help reduce harm from misleading health information.
Increase font size   Decrease font size   Print-friendly view   Print
Register Log in

What's New on our website?

This page lists the most recent additions to our website including Announcements, recent issues of our International News and AdWatch and:
> Publications by Healthy Skepticism Members
> Publications mentioning Healthy Skepticism
> Publications from around the world relevant to drug promotion


PharmedOut’s annual conference: Missing The Target: When Practitioners Harm More Than Heal

No Free Lunch is merging with Healthy Skepticism

Conference program: Pharma Knows Best? Managing Medical Knowledge


Healthy Skepticism Soapbox

: Open letter to Brown University re journal article misrepresenting efficacy and safety of paroxetine

April 2011: Dispute re Ghostwriting

February 2010: Mother Guilty of Murder—Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Innocent



April 2010, USA: Wyeth’s Pristiq® (desvenlafaxine) for major depressive disorder

October 2009, USA: Amylin and Eli Lilly’s Byetta® (exenatide injection) for type 2 diabetes

September 2009, Italy: Lescol (fluvastatin) from Novartis


Publications by Healthy Skepticism Members

Recent publications where at least one of the authors is a Healthy Skepticism member.

Hagan K
Ethical fears over Pfizer deal with pharmacists
The Sydney Morning Herald 2011 Oct 20

Lacasse JR, Leo J
Knowledge of ghostwriting and financial conflicts-of-interest reduces the perceived credibility of biomedical research
BMC Research Notes 2011 Jan 31; 4:27

Ramos J
Spotlight on Industry Ties of Health Advocacy Groups
Health Watch 2011 Jan 17

Othman N, Vitry AI, Roughead EE, Ismail SB, Omar K
Medicines information provided by pharmaceutical representatives: a com parative study in Australia and Malaysia.
BMC Public Health 2010 Nov 30; 10:(1):743

Spurling GK, Mansfield PR, Montgomery BD, Lexchin J, Doust J, Othman N, Vitry AI
Information from Pharmaceutical Companies and the Quality, Quantity, and Cost of Physicians' Prescribing: A Systematic Review
PLoS Med 2010 Oct 19; 7:(10):


Publications mentioning Healthy Skepticism

Recent publications mentioning Healthy Skepticism written by non-members.

Luthra S
U. forgoes action against prof after study fraud
The Brown Daily Herald 2012 Sep 14

Henry D
Doctors and Drug Companies: Still Cozy after All These Years
PLoS Med 2010 Nov 2;

Blackwell T
Blackwell on Health: Is Pharma influencing doctors’ prescriptions?
National Post 2010 Nov 1

Drummond K
Report: Drug Company Money Affects Doctors' Prescriptions
AOL News 2010 Oct 24

Study finds doctors not immune to pharmaceutical promotion
YFile 2010 Oct 21


Publications relevant to drug promotion: published in the last 30 days

See other items below (eg. news articles).

- Scholarly journal articles

- Other items


  Healthy Skepticism on RSS   Healthy Skepticism on Facebook   Healthy Skepticism on Twitter

Click to Register

(read more)

Click to Log in
for free access to more features of this website.

Forgot your username or password?

You are invited to
apply for membership
of Healthy Skepticism,
if you support our aims.

Pay a subscription

Support our work with a donation

Buy Healthy Skepticism T Shirts

If there is something you don't like, please tell us. If you like our work, please tell others.