TITLE

AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS OF CONSUMER RECOGNITION OF DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ADVERTISING OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Perri, Matthew; Nelson Jr., Arthur A.
PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
Journal of Health Care Marketing;Mar87, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Consumer knowledge of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising was explored by assessing consumer recognition of the direct advertising of Pneumovax by Merck, Sharp and Dohme. Consumer attitudes, medical condition, and demographic characteristics were the central issues of the survey instrument used in the 139 personal interviews conducted. Results indicate 12% of consumers were aware of the Pneumovax promotion. Consumer attitudes were favorable, and the majority of respondents indicated they would ask their physician about advertised prescription medicines.
ACCESSION #
6846795

 

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