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Items about drug promotion published in the WHO Essential Drugs Monitor

2002 Issue 31

Mintzes B. Women and drug promotion: "the essence of womanhood is now in tablet form”. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):12-13
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Europe: call to leave current advertising regulations intact. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):14-15
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New report on French sales representatives’ visits. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):15
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FDA reviews its direct-to-consumer advertising policy. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):15
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Wilkes M, Hoffman J. An innovative approach to educating medical students about pharmaceutical promotion. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):16-17
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New WHO/NGO database on drug promotion launched. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):18-19
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Mintzes B. Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising: is there evidence of health benefits? Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):19-20
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Roughead LE. The Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Code of Conduct: guiding the promotion of prescription medicines. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):20-21
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Gopalakrishnan S, Murali R. India: campaign to tackle unethical promotion. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):22
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Doctors and drug companies: analysing a complex relationship. Essent Drugs Monit 2002;(31):22
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1997 Issue 24

Mansfield P, Lexchin J. MaLAM: networking for scientific integrity in drug promotion. Essent Drugs Monit 1997;(24):5
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1994 Issue 17 Theme Issue about Drug Promotion

Editorial. Promoting drugs ethically. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):1
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Mansfield P. MaLAM: Encouraging trustworthy drug promotion. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):6
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CIOMS/WHO meeting on Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):18
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OTA study reports on drug promotion in developing countries. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):19
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Chirac P, Pikon A, Poinsignon Y, Vitry A. Drug marketing in French-speaking African countries. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):20-21
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Bardelay D. French doctors report on sales representatives' visits. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):21
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Loes van Staa A. A mutual bond: pharmaceutical representatives and doctors in the Philippines. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):22-23
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Harvey K, Black F. Prescribing rationally not fashionably. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):23
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Editor's Note. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):24
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McArtney R. Hitch-hikers guide to promotional drug literature. Drugs Monit 1994;(17):24
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Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is to-day controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science...
The blind faith which some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities - the capacity for self deception...
Some one will say, Is this all your science has to tell us? Is this the outcome of decades of good clinical work, of patient study of the disease, of anxious trial in such good faith of so many drugs? Give us back the childlike trust of the fathers in antimony and in the lancet rather than this cold nihilism. Not at all! Let us accept the truth, however unpleasant it may be, and with the death rate staring us in the face, let us not be deceived with vain fancies...
we need a stern, iconoclastic spirit which leads, not to nihilism, but to an active skepticism - not the passive skepticism, born of despair, but the active skepticism born of a knowledge that recognizes its limitations and knows full well that only in this attitude of mind can true progress be made.
- William Osler 1909