Healthy Skepticism: Countering misleading drug promotion advertising and promoting healthy skepticism about pharmaceutical marketing practices

Healthy Skepticism is an international non-profit organization with headquarters in Adelaide, Australia. Its website www.healthyskepticism.org offers a collection of journal articles focusing mainly on the problems that arise when pharmaceutical companies advertise directly to physicians and publishes a monthly newsletter for its member subscribers.

Healthy Skepticism is an international non-profit organization with headquarters in Adelaide, Australia.  Its website, www.healthyskepticism.org, offers a collection of journal articles focusing mainly on the problems that arise when pharmaceutical companies advertise directly to physicians.  Other articles deal with problems arising from Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising, misleading and unethical advertisements, and issues such as government policies on pharmaceuticals. In a fact sheet, the organization offers seven reasons why we should all be concerned about the harmful effects of drug promotion.

This extensive collection includes references for over 16,000 articles and is updated regularly.  In addition, the organization publishes a monthly newsletter for its member subscribers, most of whom are physicians and pharmacists.  You may become a free subscriber by using this link http://www.healthyskepticism.org/lists/?p=subscribe.