Citations with the tag: PHARMACEUTICAL ethics

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  • Beware the counterpunch.
    Lafferty, Elaine // Time International (South Pacific Edition); 04/28/97, Issue 17, p69 

    Looks at how some pharmacists believe they should have the right to refuse to fill a prescription if they have ethical, moral or religious objections to the prescription. The example of John Boling's refusal to fill Michelle Crider's prescription for birth control pills; The policy of the...

  • Beware the counterpunch.
    Lafferty, Elaine // Time;  

    Looks at how some pharmacists believe they should have the right to refuse to fill a prescription if they have ethical, moral or religious objections to the prescription. The example of John Boling's refusal to fill Michelle Crider's prescription for birth control pills; The policy of the...

  • A tough addiction to cure.
    Sloane, Todd // Modern Healthcare; 5/20/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p23 

    Editorial. Discusses the need of doctors and drugmakers in the U.S. to find a more ethical way of doing business. Usual ethical guideline for taking anything other than information from sources; Ethics policy unveiled by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in response to...

  • Pharmaceutical Promotion and First Amendment Rights.
    Troy, Daniel E.; Gottlieb, Scott // New England Journal of Medicine; 7/31/2008, Vol. 359 Issue 5, p536 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pharmaceutical Promotion to Physicians and First Amendment Rights" by A. S. Kesselheim and J. Avorn in the April 17, 2008 issue.

  • Pharmaceutical Promotion and First Amendment Rights.
    Kesselheim, Aaron S.; Avorn, Jerry // New England Journal of Medicine; 7/31/2008, Vol. 359 Issue 5, p536 

    Aaron S. Kesselheim and Jerry Avorn respond to a letter to the editor about their article "Pharmaceutical Promotion to Physicians and First Amendment Rights" in the April 17, 2008 issue.

  • The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Benefit Management.
    Burton, Stephan L.; Randel, Lauren; Titlow, Karen; Emanuel, Ezekiel J. // Health Affairs; Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p150 

    Focuses on the ethics of pharmaceutical benefit management and drug costs control in the United States. Values of pharmacy benefit management; Effect of direct control on the resources of drug use; Impact of increasing burden in prescription drug costs on medical services coverage for...

  • Drug companies criticised for exaggeration.
    Ferriman, Annabel // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 04/10/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7189, p962 

    Reports on the increasing number of complaints against pharmaceutical companies in Great Britain. Report from the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority; Companies involved in the complaints; Overview of the criticisms.

  • Drug store chains get into marketing mix.
    Mortland, Shannon // Crain's Cleveland Business; 7/8/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 27, p29 

    Reports the business status of the pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. Involvement of the pharmacy chains in marketing; Target consumers of the companies; Existence of ethical issues among doctors.

  • GPs 'misled' by rep's claim of PCG backing.
    Mortland, Shannon // GP: General Practitioner; 9/16/2002, p18 

    Reports that representative of pharmaceutical company Trinity has violated the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice by giving the misleading impression that she was working with local primary care group.

  • Ethical hot spots.
    Snyder, Karyn // Drug Topics; 1/20/97, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p41 

    Presents ethical dilemmas that may be encountered in the practice of pharmacy and relevant commentaries from professional ethicists. Includes assistance in a physician-assisted suicide; Selling of tobacco; Dispensation of abortion drugs if they were legal; Withholding treatment from a patient...

  • Pharmacy Board reminder to check expiry date.
    Snyder, Karyn // Australian Journal of Pharmacy; Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 96 Issue 1136, p6 

    The article offers information on a reminder from Australian Pharmacy Board to pharmacists to check the expiry date of every dispensed medicine to ensure that the medicine is in date for the expected duration of treatment.

  • Ethical considerations concerning treatment allocation in drug development trials.
    Senn, S // Statistical Methods in Medical Research; Oct2002, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p403 

    It is claimed that much of the opposition to placebos is based on the misunderstanding that their use implies the withholding of effective treatments. It is also argued that the ethical feasibility of a trial must be judged by comparing the likely prognosis of patients in the trial to their...

  • Pharmacovigilance in Nepal: Whose baby is it anyway?
    Shankar, P. R. // Australasian Medical Journal; 2013, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p132 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Do Community pharmacists in Nepal have a role in adverse drug reaction reporting systems?" that was published in the previous issue of the journal.

  • Roche faces charges over Taq patent claim.
    Abbott, Alison // Nature; 8/22/1996, Vol. 382 Issue 6593, p660 

    Reports that Swiss pharmaceuticals company Hoffman-La Roche and United States biotechnology company Cetus face charges of intent to mislead the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) by claiming to have found a unique enzyme called Taq DNA polymerase. The relationship between Hoffman-...

  • New APhA officials, ethics code.
    Abbott, Alison // Drug Topics; 11/21/94, Vol. 138 Issue 22, p8 

    Reports that Calvin H. Knowlton has been chosen as American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) 1995-96 president-elect. Line-up of the elected board of trustees; Approval of a new code of ethics for pharmacists; Appointments to the house of delegates.

  • Pfizer reprimanded over misleading cox-2 claims.
    Nairon, Nerys // Pulse; 6/18/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 24, p12 

    Reports that the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has reprimanded Pfizer Inc. for misleading general practitioners on the cardiovascular safety of celecoxib in Great Britain. Number of breaches committed by the company in relation to the industry code; Assessment of the...

  • Don't throttle patient care in the new push for privacy.
    Frederick, James // Drug Store News; 1/12/98, Vol. 20 Issue 1, pCP4 

    Editorial. Focuses on issues related to patient privacy in the United States. Implications of legislation that would protect patients' prescription and medical records from unauthorized disclosure of non-medical uses on retail pharmacy; Pressure on the US Congress to enact patient privacy...

    SZTANKOVSZKY, Laszlo-Zoltan; IORGA, Magdalena; DIACONESCU, Smaranda; ASTARASTOAE, Vasile // Social Research Reports; 2015, Vol. 27, p88 

    The prescription of drugs is influenced by a number of factors. Among them, the doctor-pharmaceutical representative relationship seems to be one of the most important. The purpose of the study: to identify the factors influencing the family doctors drug prescribing. Material and Methods: 65...

  • Ethics and Compliance Environment.
    SZTANKOVSZKY, Laszlo-Zoltan; IORGA, Magdalena; DIACONESCU, Smaranda; ASTARASTOAE, Vasile // Pharmaceutical Representative; Jul2010, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p26 

    The article discusses the ethics and compliance environment in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. It identifies the overarching goals of most regulatory and ethical mandates. It describes the role of various regulatory agencies and of the pharmaceutical industry in establishing and enforcing...

  • ResearchWatch.
    Smith, Brian // International Journal of Medical Marketing; Apr2004, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p185 

    Scans the research papers for medical marketers covering broader topics relevant to pharmaceuticals industry. Parallel import as a threat to medical marketers; Importance of a cross-functional working; Similarities between the medical markets and financial services industry; Particular...

  • Pharmaceutical sales representatives and physicians:...
    Peppin, John F. // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy; Feb96, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p83 

    Examines the controversy surrounding the relationship between Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives (PRS) with physicians in the United States. Appearance of PSR's in 1850; Steady growth of PSRs since 1850; Circumstances surrounding debate; Ethical issues invovled in the relationships between...

  • Minding Morals.
    Park, Jeannette // Pharmaceutical Executive; Mar2006 Supplement, Vol. 26, p6 

    The article reflects on the morals which may be the bases in planning an event or meeting of the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. According to Mike McGraw, president of Tneve Co., all activities of a product-launch event should have same message. One should be memorable by disseminating the...

    AHMED, RIZWAN RAHEEM; SAEED, AHMAD // Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business; Aug2012, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p149 

    This study not only evaluates the responsible variables for the unethical pharmaceutical marketing practices but also compare who is more responsible for these unethical pharmaceutical marketing practices in Pakistan. This study also examines, who has initiated these unethical pharmaceutical...

  • Regional considerations in the splitting of tablets.
    Rindone, Joseph P. // Drugs & Therapy Perspectives; Jul2003, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p25 

    Presents information on the practice of tablet splitting in the U.S. Debate over the ethics of tablet splitting; Percentage of savings that can be accumulated from tablet splitting in cases wherein pricing differences are the same.

  • Merchandising Cigarettes in Pharmacies: A San Francisco Survey.
    Schroeder, Steven A.; Showstack, Jonathen A. // American Journal of Public Health; May78, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p494 

    The article focuses on the study on the prevalence of cigarette merchandising in pharmacies in San Francisco, California. A random sample of 100 pharmacies were gathered with data regarding the sale of cigarettes, the place where cigarettes are placed in conformity to pharmaceutical...

  • Professional Codes versus External Enforcement: Chinese and Australian Norm-Setting in Pharmaceutical Ethics Compared.
    DU Liping // Cross-Cultural Communication; 2011, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p1 

    This paper examines how norms are introduced and implemented in the production and trade of medicines in China and Australia. Through a discussion of the status of the pharmaceutical profession in these two countries, it argues that in China the propagation of professional standards and the...

  • David Pay Pharmacy tales Eager beaver.
    DU Liping // Australian Journal of Pharmacy; Oct2013, Vol. 94 Issue 1121, p87 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores author's experience of dealing with an elderly patient, whose General practitioner prescribes her drug perindopril plus indapamide.

  • The Geographical Distribution of Leadership in Globalized Clinical Trials.
    Hoekman, Jarno; Frenken, Koen; de Zeeuw, Dick; Heerspink, Hiddo Lambers // PLoS Clinical Trials; Oct2012, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p1 

    Background: Pharmaceutical trials are mainly initiated by sponsors and investigators in the United States, Western Europe and Japan. However, more and more patients are enrolled in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. The involvement of patients in new geographical settings...

  • Drugs Over Dotage.
    Brenchley, Fred // Bulletin with Newsweek; 12/29/98-01/05/99, Vol. 117 Issue 6155, p114 

    Focuses on the popularity of `lifestyle' drug solutions in Australia to such ailments as baldness and impotence for an aging population anxious to preserve its youth and health. How the success of drugs such as Viagra and Propecia has opened up avenues for drug companies and chemists to flout...

  • The Naked Patient.
    Futter, Billy // South African Pharmaceutical Journal; 2013, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p48 

    The article reports on the need of improving rational use of medicine and the role of pharmacists in it. It mentions that pharmacists enhance the better use of medicines as they prevent the irrational use of medicines. It informs about a programme that train patients on how to buy and use...

  • Drug bazaar.
    Fischman, Joshua; Melton, Marissa // U.S. News & World Report; 06/21/99, Vol. 126 Issue 24, p58 

    Describes the ease with which illegal or prescription drugs can be purchased over the Internet, and many problems with such action. Danger of self-prescribing drugs; Specific drugs available, such as drugs like Codipront and Contugesic which contain the highly addictive codeine; Other drugs and...

  • Pharmacy ethical dilemmas survey (PEDS).
    Fischman, Joshua; Melton, Marissa // Pharmacy Practice (18863655); Apr-Jun2014, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p1 

    A survey for pharmacists on ethical dilemmas is presented.

  • Pride and prejudice.
    Spence, Des // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 4/25/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7701, p1018 

    In this article the author discusses the moral and ethical issues that are associated with relationships which exist between drug firm representatives and physicians in Great Britain. He is critical of the British government's failure to act on the relationships. He suggests that the if the...

  • The Ethics of Pharma.
    Spence, Des // Pharmaceutical Executive; Dec2004, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p88 

    Interviews several pharmaceutical executives about the ethics associated with the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. Role of ethics in corporate decision making; Outlook on the obligation of the industry to make medications affordable to everyone; Policies and programs pharmaceutical companies...

  • Negotiating the moral maze.
    Halstead, Jan // Nursing Standard; 6/17/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 41, p28 

    The article presents an overview of moral and ethical dilemmas that people in the medical community face as a result of receiving gifts, trips and meals from representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and medical supplies industry. The author suggests that while most members of the medical...

  • Push back from NZMA as Pharmacy Council seeks relaxed stance on alternative meds.
    Wattie, Rachel // New Zealand Doctor; 10/14/2015, p10 

    The article reports on the comment of the medical organization New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) regarding the proposed changes by the health regulatory authority Pharmacy Council on the code of ethics on complementary therapies or alternative medicine sold by pharmacists.

  • Govt may bar pharma firms from giving gifts to docs.
    Wattie, Rachel // Express Pharma; 10/12/2015, p1 

    The article reports that the Indian government is contemplating making it mandatory for all Pharmaceutical companies to comply with the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP)'s Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices which forbids them from offering gifts to doctors.

  • The illness industry.
    Blech, Jörg // New Scientist; 7/22/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 2561, p24 

    The article warns every one to take guard against the growing illness industry which have come out with cures for diseases that don't exists at all. The common life events like birth, mood swings, sexuality, the ageing process and so on are increasingly redefined as pathological by...

  • Madison hospitals say no to food, gifts, trinkets.
    Thompson, Cheryl A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 12/15/2006, Vol. 63 Issue 24, p2438 

    The article reports on the adoption of a citywide policy in Madison, Wisconsin that prohibits drug company representatives to bring gifts to hospitals and clinics. The move aims to curb the behavior of drug company representatives. The exception to the ban and the immediate results of the...

  • Your Drug Dollars at Work.
    Elliott, Justin // Mother Jones; Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p54 

    The article reports on the results of a study that was conducted by two Canadian researchers and which was concerned with expenditures of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. The researchers found that the pharmaceutical industry of the U.S. has an annual research budget of $31.5 billion, spends...

  • A really serious conflict.
    Elliott, Justin // Nature Medicine; May2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p463 

    The author reflects on the financial interests in drug discovery. The author cites pharmaceutical firm deciding on the best strategy in the advancement of its drug discovery program which asks for advice with top scientists which in return get paid for their advice. The author said that this...

  • New Ethics for Big Pharma.
    Gaudio, Thomas // njbiz; 1/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p3 

    The article reports that the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations has revised its code of ethics to add a provision on improper product marketing by companies to doctors and other health care professionals. The revised code prohibits pharmaceutical...

  • The story of Vioxx�no pain and a lot of gain: ethical concerns regarding conduct of the pharmaceutical industry.
    Cahana, Alex; Mauron, Alexandre // Journal of Anesthesia; 2006, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p348 

    The article discusses ethical concerns regarding the conduct of the pharmaceutical industry in the light of the development and withdrawal of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx. The growing concerns over the safety and efficacy of Vioxx has forced its manufacturers to withdraw it from...

  • Anthropology and the Pharmaceutical Nexus.
    van der Geest, Sjaak // Anthropological Quarterly; Spring2006, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p303 

    This article reviews the book "Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices," by Adriana Petryna, Andrew Lakoff and Arthur Kleinman.

  • Drug industry weakens US bill about disclosure of gifts to doctors.
    Burton, Bob // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 6/7/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7656, p1268 

    The article focuses on the weakening of a proposed legislative bill about the disclosure of gifts to doctors in the U.S. The weakening, which was the result of successful lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry, will lesson the impact of the legislation, which was developed in an effort to...

  • The Anthropology Of Big Pharma.
    Sharma, Dinesh // Health Affairs; Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p590 

    The article reviews the book "Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices," edited by Adriana Petryna, Andrew Lakoff, and Arthur Kleinman.

  • The Firewall Mandate.
    Bender, Andy; Shannon, Noah // Pharmaceutical Executive; Oct2003 Supplement, Vol. 23, p20 

    Within the pharmaceutical industry, conflicts of interests are inevitable when meeting planning companies or advertising agencies provide both continuing medical education and promotional programs for the same brand team. This article maintains that to avoid those conflicts vendors must put up a...

  • Whats in a Name.
    Bender, Andy; Shannon, Noah // Prevention India; Aug2012, p3 

    The article reports that too many medicines in India are being sold under similar and even identical brand names, putting the patients at a grave risk of consuming the wrong drug. In India, it is not mandatory to register trade names of medicines. Taking advantage of this loophole, many drug...

  • My year without drug reps.
    O'Hanlon, Shane // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition; 3/6/2010, Vol. 340 Issue 7745, p538 

    The author reflects on his experience shunning drug representatives for a year to test whether he can get out of the moral quandary associated with the influence of the drug industry on physicians. He cites several advantages and disadvantages of avoiding drug representatives, such as free lunch...

    Saavedra, María Angélica Sotomayor // Acta Bioéthica; 2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p79 

    This paper analyses the development of the normative on human beings' development in Chile since 1990 onwards considering the context of the human rights' treaties. Scientific investigation is analysed from the investigator's point of view and that of people serving as subjects. It focalizes its...

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