March 6th, 2014 | George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services | Eureka Alert
Drug companies spent $97.5 million marketing pharmaceuticals in the District of Columbia in 2012, with $30.5 million (31.3%) of that spending taking the form of payments and gifts to physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, according to a report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS).
March 5th, 2014 | Maureen Morrison, E.J. Schultz | Ad Age
Government proposals to revamp food-nutrition labels and regulate junk-food marketing in schools were accompanied last week by a rare glimpse of good news about the nation’s weight woes: A new report showed a 43% drop in the obesity rate for 2-to-5-year-old children in the past decade.Continue Reading...
March 4th, 2014 | Charles Ornstein, Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones | Boston Globel (ProPublica)
Some of the nationís largest pharmaceutical companies have slashed payments to health professionals for promotional speeches amid heightened public scrutiny of such spending, a ProPublica analysis shows. Eli Lilly and Co.ís payments to speakers dropped by 55 percent, from $47.9 million in 2011 to $21.6 million in 2012.
March 3rd, 2014 | Daniel Walmer | The Sentinel
Glance at the scoreboard in the Gene Evans Gymnasium of Carlisle Area High School’s McGowan Building, and youíll see both the current game score and an advertisement for the law firm Salzmann Hughes, PC. At the Cumberland Valley Natatorium, which hosts district swimming events, Metro Bank owns exclusive advertising rights for the next five years.
March 3rd, 2014 | NPR.org
Electronic cigarette makers are getting bold with their advertising, using provocative new print ads and on TV. But public health advocates say these images are luring kids to hook them on nicotine. The latest ad for blu eCigs, for example, which ran in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, features an itsy bitsy bikini bottom emblazoned with the company name and includes the tagline “Slim. Charged. Ready to go.” You don’t see the model’s face. The frame is from pierced belly button to mid-thigh. It left Stan Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, struggling for a delicate way to describe it.