Young people’s awareness of alcohol marketing – and their ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise – is associated with increased and higher-risk consumption, a landmark study has found. Published in BMJ Open, the research – led by the University of Stirling and the Cancer Policy Research Centre at Cancer Research UK – revealed that 11 to 19-year-old […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 — Marketing of opioids to physicians is associated with increased mortality from opioid overdoses, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Scott E. Hadland, M.D., M.P.H., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a population-based analysis of industry marketing information using data from […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, looked at county-specific federal data and found that the more opioid-related marketing dollars were spent in […]Continue Reading ...
Dartmouth Institute Professor Steven Woloshin, MD, and, the late Professor Lisa Schwartz, MD, conducted a comprehensive review of medical marketing over a 20-year period from 1997 through 2016. Credit: The Dartmouth Institute Healthcare spending in the United States is the highest in the world: totaling $3.3 trillion—or 17.8% of the GDP—in 2016. To capture market […]Continue Reading ...
Energy drinks represent a new category of nonalcoholic beverage with global sales of over USD 50 billion. Containing caffeine as a main ingredient, energy drinks are a central part of partying and sporting culture. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that digital marketing of energy drinks was more […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales by stepping up marketing of similarly dangerous painkillers, such as fentanyl, morphine and methadone, Purdue internal documents reveal. Purdue’s 1996-2002 marketing plans for OxyContin, which Kaiser Health News made public this year for […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin […]Continue Reading ...
September 27, 2017 “The price of drugs on this nation is outrageous,” President Donald Trump stated at a rally in Louisville, Ky., two months after his inauguration. He went on about how an identical capsules have hugely lower cost tags in Europe. ” why?” the president requested, prior to spreading his palms broad. “Marketing campaign […]Continue Reading ...
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry marketing has been limited — until now. New research from NYU School of Medicine […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Turn on prime-time TV and you’ll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion marketing prescription drugs and medical services to the American public in 2016 — five times what they doled out 20 years earlier, a new study […]Continue Reading ...
Image credit: vladwel/Shutterstock.com In recent years webinars have seen a resurgence within many scientific sectors. They form a great platform to bring together technically minded individuals to explore more complex topics. Equipment manufacturers use them as a cost-saving alternative to tradeshows giving more control over the conversation. If done well, webinars can be a powerful […]Continue Reading ...
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has revised the number of centrally authorised medicines (CAPs) for which, based on current knowledge, there are concerns of Brexit-related supply disruptions from 108 to 39. This revision results from EMA’s follow-up activities with the marketing authorisation holders of the 108 medicines that were identified as deemed to be at […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 — Marketing is important for physicians, and effective methods include internet marketing, speaking engagements, and print materials, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Marketing is increasingly important in medicine, especially for primary care physicians, who do not receive referrals from other doctors. Internet marketing on social media platforms can […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay Information) — The U. S. Facilities for Illness Keep watch over and Prevention has introduced a marketing campaign to cut back overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Between 1999 and 2015, greater than 183,000 folks in the US died from prescription opioid overdoses comparable to OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone). […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 — The U. S. Facilities for Illness Regulate and Prevention has introduced a marketing campaign to cut back overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Between 1999 and 2015, greater than 183,000 folks in america died from prescription opioid overdoses similar to OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone). The function of the CDC’s […]Continue Reading ...
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