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Challenging the Medicalization of Sex


  


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One major strategy of limiting the medicalization of sexuality is through better monitoring and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. The articles and organizations listed below describe the many entanglements between industry and academics and reveal the excesses and abuses of the pharmaceutical industry.


Pharmaceutical Industry Critique, Articles and Organizations - Online

Bitter Pill - Columbia Journalism Review; Trudy Lieberman; July-August, 2005
www.cjr.org/issues/2005/4/lieberman.asp
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FDA Races to keep up with drug ads that go too far; Julie Schmit; USA Today; May 30, 2005
www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/drugs/2005-05-30-drug-ads-usat_x.htm
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Where drug advertisements often cross the lines; Julie Schmit; USA Today; May 31, 2005
www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/drugs/2005-05-31-drugs-ads-side_x.htm
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Say no to the free lunch; Fiona Godlee, editor; April 16, 2005; British Medical Journal
www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/330/7496/0-g?ehom
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Drugs firms 'creating ills for every pill'; Gaby Hinsliff; April 3, 2005; Observer (UK)
observer.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5161925-102285,00.html
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How Merck stacked the Vioxx deck; By Robert Burton, M.D.; Salon; March 31, 2005
dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2005/03/31/vioxx/print.html
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Hard Sell: How marketing drives the pharmaceutical industry; By Bernadette Tansey; San Francisco Chronicle; February 27, 2005
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/27/MNGUOBHO781.DTL
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National Institutes of Health: Public Servant or Private Marketer?; By David Willman; LA Times; December 22, 2004
www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-nih22dec22,1,2808994.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
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Just Say No; By Robert Langreth; Forbes magazine; November 29, 2004
www.forbes.com/forbes/2004/1129/102_print.html
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Scientists want research papers freely available; By Dan Vergano; USA TODAY; August 29, 2004
www.usatoday.com/news/science/2004-08-29-free-research_x.htm
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The Drug Profiteers; By Kelly Hearn; AlterNet; August 13, 2004
www.alternet.org/story/19537/
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Disease Mongering; by Bob Burton and Andy Rowell; April 2004
www.prwatch.org/prwissues/2003Q1/monger.html
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Doctors Without Borders; Why you can't trust medical journals anymore; By Shannon Brownlee
www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2004/0404.brownlee.html
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Canadian Health Network
www.canadian-health-network.ca/
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What's Wrong with CME?; Editorial in Canadian Medical Assn Journal; March 16, 2004
www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/170/6/917?etoc&eaf
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Drug Firms Fund Disease Awareness; By Gary Hughes and Liz Minchin; Sydney Morning Herald. December 13, 2003.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/12/1071125652945.html
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Revealed: How Drug Firms 'Hoodwink' Medical Journals by Antony Barnett; The Observer; Sunday, December 7, 2003
observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1101680,00.html
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Entire Issue on "Big Pharma" including excellent pieces on marketing, profitability, ads, neglected diseases, etc.; By Tamar Wilner, Alan Cassels, Spring Gombe, Teena Gill; New Internationalist; November 2003.
www.newint.org/issue362/contents.htm
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"Association of Funding and Conclusions in Randomized Drug Trials: A Reflection of Treatment Effect or Adverse Events?" by Als-Nielsen, B. Wendong, C., Gluud, C., Kjaergard, L. JAMA. 2003;290:921-928
jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/290/7/921
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End Game for Pharmaceutical Kickbacks, by Kenneth J. Nolan, for HealthLeaders News, Sept. 3, 2003
www.healthleadersmedia.com/view_feature.cfm?content_id=47874
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Selling sickness: the pharmaceutical industry and disease mongering Ray Moynihan, Iona Heath, David Henry, and Peter C G°tzsche BMJ 2002; 324: 886-891
www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/324/7342/886%20
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www.nofreelunch.org -- a group of health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice. Say no to drug reps!
www.nofreelunch.org/
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www.healthyskepticism.org -- Defending health care from misleading and harmful marketing. Advocacy, Research and Education. Formerly Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing (MaLAM)
www.healthyskepticism.org/
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"Prime Time Pushers" by Lisa Belkin in Mother Jones, March-April, 2001
www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2001/03/drug.html
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www.CSPInet.org/integrity -- A new project by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Integrity project focuses on the commercial funding of research, and names funders of groups and scientists, plus links to relevant background information.
www.cspinet.org/integrity/
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www.haiweb.org -- Health Action International
www.haiweb.org/
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www.familiesusa.org -- Consumer Action Health Organization
www.familiesusa.org/
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Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research - Recent publications
www.cptech.org/ip/health/conflict/
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