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By Carlos Adanero Pharmacist
Tim Ken Mackey, Bryan A Liang
BACKGROUND: Illicit or rogue Internet pharmacies are a recognized global public health threat that have been identified as utilizing various forms of online marketing and promotion, including social media. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accessibility of creating illicit no prescription direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) online pharmacy social media marketing (eDTCA2.0) and evaluate its potential global reach. METHODS: We identified the top 4 social media platforms allowing eDTCA2...
May 29, 2013: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Yoon Soo Hah, Joo Yong Lee, Sey Kiat Lim, Kang Su Cho, Young Deuk Choi
PURPOSE: A rapid growth in the socioeconomic status of Koreans has triggered an unprecedented explosion of health information for the general population. Despite its obvious benefits, this increase in information could also result in potentially harmful effects for both consumers and professionals who do not use it appropriately. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate the quality and accuracy of health information on erectile dysfunction from 10 nationwide daily newspapers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study analyzed health information from 10 nationwide daily newspapers in Korea from January 2011 through December 2011...
November 2013: Korean Journal of Urology
Richard L Kravitz, Robert A Bell
BACKGROUND: Over the past 30 years, patients' options for accessing information about prescription drugs have expanded dramatically. In this narrative review, we address four questions: (1) What information sources are patients exposed to, and are they paying attention? (2) Is the information they hear credible and accurate? (3) When patients ask for a prescription, what do they really want and need? Finally, (4) How can physicians reconcile what patients hear, want, and need? ANALYSIS: A critical synthesis of the literature is reported...
2013: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
Nile M Khanfar, Kevin A Clauson, Hyla H Polen, Kelly M Shields
BACKGROUND: Direct-to-consumer advertising (DDTCA) of medications, a marketing tool used by the pharmaceutical industry to increase patient awareness of products, affects both consumer behavior and, ultimately, physician prescribing practices. Billions of dollars are budgeted each year for DTCA, and its influence is far-reaching. However, little information is available about patient-initiated physician interactions in which television-bbased DTCA has played a role in consumer behavior...
April 2008: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
Marie Claire Van Hout, Tim Bingham
BACKGROUND: Silk Road is located on the Deep Web and provides an anonymous transacting infrastructure for the retail of drugs and pharmaceuticals. Members are attracted to the site due to protection of identity by screen pseudonyms, variety and quality of product listings, selection of vendors based on reviews, reduced personal risks, stealth of product delivery, development of personal connections with vendors in stealth modes and forum activity. The study aimed to explore vendor accounts of Silk Road as retail infrastructure...
March 2014: International Journal on Drug Policy
Bo Wang, Aaron S Kesselheim
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November 2013: Virtual Mentor: VM
Richard Weinmeyer
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