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> Publications by Healthy Skepticism Members
> Publications mentioning Healthy Skepticism
> Publications from around the world relevant to drug promotion
Healthy Skepticism Soapbox
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.
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
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.
U. forgoes action against prof after study fraud
The Brown Daily Herald 2012 Sep 14
Doctors and Drug Companies: Still Cozy after All These Years
PLoS Med 2010 Nov 2;
Blackwell on Health: Is Pharma influencing doctors’ prescriptions?
National Post 2010 Nov 1
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
Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay
The Huffington Post 2013 May 8
How Big Pharma Is Killing Americans
Truthout 2013 Apr 29
6 New Ways Big Pharma Is Scheming to Make Billions at the Expense of Your Health
Alternet 2013 Apr 25
J.D. Power study shows physicians still see reps as main influence
Pharmalive 2013 Apr 25
US govt sues Novartis for health care fraud
The Indian Express 2013 Apr 24