Mini-Syllabi:

Your Friendly Drug Rep
Why You Get Samples
Industry Sponsored Research
Disease Mongering
Direct to Consumer (DTC) Promotion
Media

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Your Friendly Drug Rep
    Lexchin J. "Interactions between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry: what does the literature say?" CMAJ 1993;149(10):1401-7.
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    Wazana A. "Physicians and the pharmaceutical industry: is a gift ever just a gift?" JAMA. 2000; 283:373-380.
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    Zipkin DA, Steinman MA. Interactions between pharmaceutical representatives and doctors in training. A thematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Aug;20(8):777-86.
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    Oldani MJ. Thick prescriptions: toward an interpretation of pharmaceutical sales practices. Med Anthropol Q. 2004 Sep;18(3):325-56.
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    Mather C. The pipeline and the porcupine: alternate metaphors of the physician-industry relationship. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Mar;60(6):1323-34.
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    Shaughnessy AF, Slawson DC, Bennett JH. Teaching information mastery: evaluating information provided by pharmaceutical representatives. Fam Med. 1995 Oct;27(9):581-5.
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    Shaughnessy AF, Slawson DC, Bennett JH. Separating the wheat from the chaff: identifying fallacies in pharmaceutical promotion. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Oct;9(10):563-8.
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    Pegler S and Underhill J. Evaluating promotional material from industry: an evidence-based approach. The Pharmaceutical Journal. 2005 March 5;274(7339): 271-274.
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Why You Get Samples
    Chew, LD, et al. A Physician Survey of the Effect of Drug Sample Availability on Physicians' Behavior. J Gen Int Med. 2000;15: 478-483
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    Adair RF, Holmgren LR. Do drug samples influence resident prescribing behavior? A randomized trial.Am J Med. 2005 Aug;118(8):881-4.
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Industry-Sponsored Research
    Bhandari M, Busse JW, Jackowski D, Montori VM, Schunemann H, Sprague S, Mears D, Schemitsch EH, Heels-Ansdell D, Devereaux PJ. Association between industry funding and statistically significant pro-industry findings in medical and surgical randomized trials. CMAJ 2004; 170: 477-480.
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    Melander H, Ahlqvist-Rastad J, Meijer G, Beermann B. Evidence b(i)ased medicine--selective reporting from studies sponsored by pharmaceutical industry: review of studies in new drug applications. BMJ. 2003;326:1171-3.
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    Lexchin J, Bero LA, Djulbegovic B, Clark O. Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship and research outcome and quality: systematic review. BMJ. 2003;326:1167-70.
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    Als-Nielsen B, Chen W, Gluud C, Kjaergard LL. Association of funding and conclusions in randomized drug trials: a reflection of treatment effect or adverse events? JAMA 2003;290(7):921-8.
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Disease Mongering
    Moynihan R, Heath I, Henry D. Selling sickness: the pharmaceutical industry and disease mongering.BMJ. 2002 Apr 13;324(7342):886-91.
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    Moynhian R. Henry D. The fight against disease mongering: generating knowledge for action. PloS Med. 2006 Apr 3(4):e191. Epub 2006 Apr 11.
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Direct to Consumer (DTC) Promotion
    Kravitz RL, Epstein RM, Feldman MD, Franz CE, Azari R, Wilkes MS, Hinton L, Franks P.Influence of patients' requests for direct-to-consumer advertised antidepressants: a randomized controlled trial.JAMA. 2005 Apr 27;293(16):1995-2002.
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    Zachry WM 3rd, Shepherd MD, Hinich MJ, Wilson JP, Brown CM, Lawson KA. Relationship between direct-to-consumer advertising and physician diagnosing and prescribing. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2002 Jan 1;59(1):42-9.
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Media
    Moynihan R, Bero L, Ross-Degnan D, Henry D, Lee K, Watkins J, Mah C, Soumerai SB. Coverage by the news media of the benefits and risks of medications. N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 1;342(22):1645-50.
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