Navigation Links
Add More Facts to Drug Ads, Experts Urge
Date:2/16/2009

Study wants FDA to mandate boxes that clearly state how well medication works

MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People could make better decisions about which drug to choose if all ads carried a facts box clearly stating the medication's pros and cons, a new study suggests.

"People just don't have access to information about how well drugs work," said Dr. Steven Woloshin, an associate professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and co-author of the study. "They get exposed to billions of dollars of ads, but the ads don't tell them the most fundamental information they need."

A facts box would provide that information, Woloshin said.

Currently, drug advertising can be deceptive, Woloshin said. "For example, they say this drug reduces your risk of stroke by 30 percent, but they won't tell you 30 percent of what," he said. "That can be very misleading."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires pharmaceutical companies to list the risks associated with a drug but not its benefits, Woloshin said. "But in order to make any sense of side effects, you have to know what's the benefit," he said. "Is it worth exposing myself to the chance of these side effects? You only can decide that if you know how well the drug works."

For the study, published in the Feb. 17 online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, Woloshin's team conducted two trials to see what choices consumers would make when shown drug ads that did and did not include a fact box -- essentially a table that quantified outcomes with and without the drug. Participants looked at ads for two prescription heartburn medications and two cardiovascular drugs.

Overall, the researchers said, the addition of facts boxes to prescription drug ads resulted in consumers making better choices of drugs for their symptoms and being better informed about the benefits of drugs used for preventio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. SHOWUSA Launches: New Website Showcases Animated Maps of U.S. Facts and Figures
2. Get the Facts the House Republicans Dont Want You to Have
3. Hard, Cold Facts About Frostbite
4. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers, Web Exclusive by Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
5. AcaiBerryMD.com Explains the Real Facts About the Acai Berry Fruit
6. Know the Myths and Facts About Family Health History: American College of Medical Genetics
7. 10 Surprising Facts About Using Brain Training to Fight Dementia
8. Wyeth v. Levine: Preemption and The Facts
9. Obama Blurs the Facts on Born Alive Infants Protection Act
10. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers; Web Exclusive By Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
11. Wolters Kluwer Health Introduces Formulary Facts(TM), a Formulary Analytics Tool that Sets the Standard for Accuracy and Ease-of-Use
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Add More Facts to Drug Ads, Experts Urge
(Date:12/25/2014)... News) -- The risk of burns from fires and ... to be extra cautious, an expert says. "Between ... increase in patients coming in with burns," said Dr. ... Firefighters Burn Center of Stony Brook University Hospital in ... joy, but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic," ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early ... treatment, less than half of one percent will eventually ... new analysis reveals. The finding comes from a ... between 1998 and 2007, and it suggests that the ... double what experts had previously thought. "The frequency ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to ... realm. Today, the business has introduced its new collection ... dress promotion. , The new prom outfits are guaranteed ... dress lover. They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone ... dresses should visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 “ SmileStix ” was ... features the latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, ... and host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and shared ... create personal stickers. , The old saying goes, “A picture ... of words that can describe a single image, because each ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Residents at ... recently showed their generous spirit by providing holiday ... County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. , ... around the largest Christmas tree on the campus ... by residents of the Abernethy Village Association (AVA). ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2
... Minn., July 7 The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement ... explain how its DIAMOND program is dramatically improving patient outcomes ... , , The DIAMOND program changes how care for ... primary care settings. The symposium will focus on the 18-month ...
... look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, ... A person,s family history not only reveals their risk for ... it may also predict the course of the illness and ... residents of Dunedin, New Zealand, who were enrolled at age ...
... regulation of gun sellers appears to reduce the trafficking ... by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... is important because 85 percent of guns recovered by ... the original purchasers of the guns according to prior ...
... Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of early death ... of more than 2 million lives and costing the EU ... and national policymakers are meeting in Brussels to assess current ... The one day conference, organised by the European ...
... than five and a half pounds at birth often ... including respiratory problems. New research shows that these respiratory ... and into adulthood. "We report a previously ... young adults with a history of low birth weight," ...
... Per member administrative costs grew by 11.5% in 2008, ... in product mix towards Medicare Advantage, administrative expense growth ... By contrast, administrative expenses were 8.3% of premium equivalents ... reported total administrative expenses of $30.37 per member per ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ICSI Plans Symposium on New Depression Treatment Program That Is Improving Patient Outcomes Five-Fold Over Typical Primary Care 2Health News:Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk 2Health News:Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals 2Health News:Regulation and oversight of gun sales reduces trafficking to criminals 3Health News:Low birth weight linked to long-term respiratory problems 2Health News:Low birth weight linked to long-term respiratory problems 3Health News:Independent / Provider-Sponsored Administrative Cost Trends Increase in 2008 as Ratios Decrease on Product Mix Change 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hmlfbq/investment ) ... Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector " ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This analysis ... identifies the key trends and rationale for undertaking ... and acquisitions. The study will be ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Swedish Orphan ... today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for ... has adopted a positive opinion for the use of ... men with Peyronie,s disease with a palpable plaque and ... start of therapy. The use of Xiapex ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec, 22, 2014  Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Incorporated announced ... of lonafarnib in patients with chronic hepatitis delta ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center ... double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose ascending study evaluated two ... 200 mg twice daily for 28 days.  "This ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6Eiger Bio Announces Positive Data in Patients Infected with Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Treated with Lonafarnib - Results Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting 2Eiger Bio Announces Positive Data in Patients Infected with Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Treated with Lonafarnib - Results Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting 3
... With many young school athletes working ... USA is hosting Youth Sports Safety Clinics across ... keep children safe and prevent sports injuries, including heat-related illnesses. ... who plays organized sports.  Unfortunately, about 3.5 million children receive ...
... 3, 2011 BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ... Real Estate to the Life Science Industry®, today announced financial ... Second Quarter 2011 Highlights Generated ... million, up 14.9% from $92.9 million in the same period ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Young School Athletes at Risk for Sports-Related Injuries, Including Heat Stroke 2Young School Athletes at Risk for Sports-Related Injuries, Including Heat Stroke 3Young School Athletes at Risk for Sports-Related Injuries, Including Heat Stroke 4Young School Athletes at Risk for Sports-Related Injuries, Including Heat Stroke 5BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 10BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 11BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 12BioMed Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 13
Inquire...
The latest VALENTINO eyewear collection is a refined expression of sophisticated luxury,balancing ultimate feminine, chic styles against understated, minimalist mens models....
The Nine West Eyewear collection is positioned to present today's styles with a sharp, edgy contemporary attitude tied into a clean design element....
The Liz Claiborne eyewear collection features feminine, classic, progressive friendly designs that meet the needs of today's women. The high quality frames are modern, but not trendy....
Medicine Products: