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Consumer protection

False oracles: consumer reaction to learning the truth about how search engines work. Results of an ethnographic study

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Leslie Marable
Publisher: 
Consumer WebWatch
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Yonkers, NY

Provides the results of a study that shows consumers can not always discern paid search from pure search results when using search engines.

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Consumer WebWatch

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Forms a grant-funded project of Consumers Union that seeks improve the credibility of online information.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(914) 378-2600
Street Address: 
101 Truman Ave.
City: 
Yonkers
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10703-1057

Drugs in the news: how well do Canadian newspapers report the good, the bad and the ugly of new prescription drugs?

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Merrilee Atina Hughes
Carol Cole
Barbara Mintzes
Joel Lexchin
James McCormack
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - British Columbia
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines whether Canadians can rely on daily newspapers to provide them with accuracte, credible information about new drugs. Demonstrates that newspaper articles more often emphasized the benefits of new drugs, paying less attention to possible harms, regardless of the length of the article and often failed to distinguish between real clinical benefits of a drug and merely changes in some measurement that is only a risk factor for disease.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 088627284X

Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines concerns about direct-to-consumer advertising, including lack of public regulation and targeting of already healthy populations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Consumer Health Organization of Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Alternative care
Contact Info
Street Address: 
412-1220 Sheppard Ave E
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M2K 2S5
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