Sunday, July 31, 2005

Pharmaceutical Advice on the Internet

After writing my last serious post, I got to thinking about the issue of Pharmaceutical Advice on the Internet.  Although the issue of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) by pharmaceutical companies is a big issue, too, it seems to be more widely discussed.  I haven't run across much that deals specifically with pharmaceutical sales and advice over the Internet, even though that is a much more serious problem.  At least DTCA is regulated by the FDA, whereas there is absolutely no regulation on the Internet, other than on the sites put up by the drug companies themselves.  

In this post, I cast a skeptical look at Pharmaceutical Advice on the Internet, and conclude with some advice, including pointers on how to spot pseudoscientific nonsense.  Continue reading here.

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