Newspapers highlight benefits of new drugs, ignore risks: consumers aren't getting balanced information about new prescription

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publisher: 
Le Réseau/Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes findings of a report, "Drugs in the News," that found that newspaper articles more often emphasize the benefits of new drugs, while little attention is paid to possible harms. Includes a listing of known risks of new prescription drugs that are not listed in media reports, such as drug indications and contraindications, clinical benefits and harms, costs, etc.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039