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Dentists leafing through The Journal of the American Dental Association last May found a study concluding that a new drug called Bextra offered relief from one of their patients' worst nightmares -- the acute pain that follows dental surgery. Federal regulators had rejected that conclusion only six months before, leaving Bextra's marketers, Pharmacia and Pfizer, hard pressed to sell it as an advance over Celebrex, their earlier entry in a crowded market for pain drugs. The new study helped light a fire under Bextra. Madison Ave. Has Growing Role In the Business of Drug Research
Dentists leafing through The Journal of the American Dental Association last May found a study concluding that a new drug called Bextra offered relief from one of their patients' worst nightmares - the acute pain that follows dental surgery. Federal regulators had rejected that conclusion only six months before, leaving Bextra's marketers, Pharmacia and Pfizer, hard pressed to sell it as an advance over Celebrex, their earlier entry in a crowded market for pain drugs. The new study helped light a fire under Bextra. Its sales soared 60 percent over the three months that followed, according to industry data. Big Pharma and Madison Avenue
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Interpublic Group of Companies The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) is one of the big four global advertising holding companies (the others being Omnicom, WPP and Publicis). It is headquartered in New York City and is the parent company of advertising and marketing services agencies around the world. The company consists of three major networks: McCann Worldgroup, Lowe and Partners, and Draftfcb. Its media agencies are bundled under the IPG Mediabrands entity. It also owns a number of specialty agencies, including public relations, sports marketing, talent representation and healthcare.
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Publicis On 28 July 2013, it was announced that Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group would merge to form Publicis Omnicom Group. Overview The company was founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet in 1926. The company owned several full-service advertising groups that undertake a range of media activities: mobile and interactive online communication, television, magazines & newspapers, cinema and radio, outdoor. The company's SAMS services include direct marketing/customer relationship management services, sales promotion, healthcare communications, multicultural and ethnic communications, corporate and financial communications, human resource infrastructure, public relations, design services, interactive communications, events marketing and management, sports marketing, and production and pre-press services. Its media services include media planning, media buying, and media sales. Publicis Groupe's Vivaki pole has developed a technological platform supported by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!
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Prof Accuses Colleagues of Slanted Research By Paul Basken A University of Pennsylvania psychiatry professor has accused his department chairman and four colleagues of publishing an article that was ghostwritten on behalf of a pharmaceutical company and made unsupported claims for one of its best-selling drugs. The medical-journal article, published in 2001, "was biased in its conclusions" and "made unsubstantiated efficacy claims and downplayed" negative side effects of the antidepressant drug Paxil, according to a complaint filed by lawyers for Jay D. Amsterdam, a professor of psychiatry at Penn. Dr.
Amsterdam, J.D., Newberg, A: Dopamine Transporter Density in Bipolar Type II and Unipolar Major Depressive Episode. Neuropsychobiology 55: 167-170, 2007. Michelson D, Adler L, Amsterdam JD, Dunner D, Nierenberg A, Reimherr F, Schatzberg Am Kelsey D, Williams D: Addition of atomoxetine for depression incompletely responsive to sertraline: A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68: 582-587, 2007. Newberg AB, Amsterdam JD, Shults J: Dopamine transporter density may be associated with the depressed affect in healthy subjects. Nuclear Medicine Communications 28(1): 3-6, 2007. Jay. D. Amsterdam
By Paul Basken Universities have been struggling for years with the problem of researchers who let industry-financed ghostwriters draft biased summaries of their work for publication in medical journals. They're now getting some blunt advice on how to stop it, including from perhaps the most qualified experts: the ghostwriters themselves. In a pair of articles published Tuesday by PLoS Medicine, two professional medical writers outlined changes that both universities and the journals could make. Universities Get Advice on How to Avoid Ghostwriting Scandals in Research Articles - Government
Citation: Logdberg L (2011) Being the Ghost in the Machine: A Medical Ghostwriter's Personal View. PLoS Med 8(8): e1001071. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001071 Published: August 9, 2011 Copyright: © 2011 Linda Logdberg. Being the Ghost in the Machine: A Medical Ghostwriter's Personal View
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Rather than ensure the proper attribution of authorship, rules set up by leading medical journals to define and credit authorship of published articles are exploited by the pharmaceutical industry in its attempt to conceal and misrepresent industry contributions to the literature. This is a perspective contained in an article by Alastair Matheson, a medical writer based in the UK and Canada, who argues in this week's PLoS Medicine that the current International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines allow for industry to exaggerate the contribution of named academic authors and downplay that of commercial writers who are excluded from authorship but listed as contributors in the small print. Matheson contends that the ICMJE guidelines should be fundamentally revised and the concept of origination given comparable importance to authorship and contributorship. Authorship rules for medical journals flouted by pharma industry, experts say
How Industry Uses the ICMJE Guidelines to Manipulate Authorship—And How They Should Be Revised Citation: Matheson A (2011) How Industry Uses the ICMJE Guidelines to Manipulate Authorship—And How They Should Be Revised. PLoS Med 8(8): e1001072. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001072 Published: August 9, 2011 Copyright: © 2011 Alastair Matheson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: The author received no specific funding, payment or grant of any kind to research or write this article.
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