Starting or Strengthening a Drug Bulletin - A Practical Manual
(2005; 165 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentPreface
View the documentHow the manual was produced
View the documentAbout ISDB
View the documentExecutive summary
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Rational use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents3. What are drug bulletins?
Open this folder and view contents4. Defining aims, target and type of bulletin
Open this folder and view contents5. Planning resources
Open this folder and view contents6. Planning bulletin production: schedules and timing
Open this folder and view contents7. The editorial process
Open this folder and view contents8. Reviewing a new drug: is it a therapeutic advance?
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexe to Chapter 8: Evaluating harm
Open this folder and view contents9. Design and production
Open this folder and view contents10. Dissemination
Open this folder and view contents11. Organizational and legal issues
Open this folder and view contents12. Evaluating quality and usefulness
Open this folder and view contents13. Partnership and collaboration
Open this folder and view contents14. Keeping records and creating a memory
Close this folderAppendix: Electronic sources of information
View the documentFor general access to evidence
View the documentJournal articles
View the documentSystematic reviews
View the documentNational disease prevention and control, health promotion etc.
View the documentHealth technology assessment
View the documentClinical guidelines
View the documentFormularies/Essential medicines
View the documentRegulatory authorities
View the documentAdverse effects
View the documentInformation about/for patients
View the documentDrug promotion
View the documentNetworks and directories
View the documentISDB member bulletins
View the documentFeedback and evaluation form

Drug promotion

No free lunch

A source of information, inspiration, and assistance for those who are trying to rid their practices, institutions and colleagues of promotional influence. It provide a forum for the exchange of ideas as well a way to connect and work together with others who are concerned about this issue. They can provide assistance to those interested in speaking on the topic, and speakers to those less interested in speaking.

No grazie, pago io

Healthy Skepticism

Previously The Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing (MaLAM). An international non-profit organization for health professionals and everyone with an interest in improving health. Its main aim is to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion. Includes Adwatch - evaluations of advertising.

Drug Promotion Database

Development of this database was coordinated by Health Action International and WHO under the technical responsibility of Joel Lexchin. There are currently 2178 entries on drug promotion.

Hitting the Headlines Archive

Summarises media coverage of health topics, with indication of source of the stories. A handy web site during media frenzies.


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