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How Truthful Are Those TV Drug Commercials, Really?

Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Those drug ads you see on primetime TV might not be giving you an accurate picture of the medications' benefits and downsides, according to a new stud...

Do TV Commercials Tell the Truth About Drugs?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

There are many reasons to be skeptical when you see drugs ads on TV. Doctors don't like these ads because patients end up asking for the newest drugs even though older products may be safer, more effective and less expensive.

Things That Drive Me Up The Wall

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I never cease to be amazed by some of the things I read, hear and observe. Television commercials in particular cause me to scratch my head and ponder. It boggles my mind to realize that before these are released to the public they're actually approved by an infinite number of people.

Our Love-Hate Relationship With Pharmaceuticals

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

How did we get into this mess that produces untold suffering, impedes effective health care, and costs our economy sacks of bullion and lost productivity?

Real Men Eat Field Turf

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

This past Sunday, the NFL upped the ante on what it means to be a Real Man and on what it means to be a person.

Time to Sell Reading: What the "Good" Publishing Industry Needs to Learn from the Big "Bad" Drug Industry

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

The book industry needs to make the act of reading sexy and hip, enviable and sought-after.

Lawmakers Seek To Curb Drug Commercials

New York Times | Natasha Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now a handful of legislators are just saying no to TV commercials for prescription drugs. The politicians are taking aim at the 60-second spots that h...

Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

The way we are raising our food animals -- by regularly feeding them human antibiotics -- is putting human health at risk.

Pfizer Pulls Misleading Lipitor Ads

New York TImes | Stephanie Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Under criticism that its ads are misleading, Pfizer said Monday that it would cancel a long-running advertising campaign using the artificial heart pi...