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Pharmaceutical Advertising

Fighting the Wrong War on Drugs

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

2012-08-27-scblog.pngThat other drug war, which we couldn't possibly lose, is against the excessive use of legal drugs that is promoted by our own pharmaceutical companies.

PHOTOS: How Women Are Used To Sell Antidepressants

Katherine Sharpe | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Katherine Sharpe

It has been 15 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed drug companies to advertise prescription-only medications directly to consumers. Here is a selection of ads for antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, spanning the late 1960s to the current year.

Are You Taking Pills You Don't Need? Ask Ghostwriters

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

But ghostwriting also helps the national malaise of people suffering from and treating diseases that didn't even exist before and ballooning government and private health plans costs.

Small Good News: Doctor, I Keep Seeing Direct-To-Consumer Spots Before My Eyes

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

So I was on a coast-to-coast flight {deep vein thrombosis?}, feeling a crick in my neck {fibromyalgia?} and a bit of the blues that sometimes set in a...