Ghost Blusters

Pitts, Peter
February 2006
Pharmaceutical Executive;Feb2006, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p44
Trade Publication
The article comments on the media's most recent attempt to mar anything supported, promoted, or approved by the pharmaceutical industry by attacking articles in medical journals, ghostwritten by professional medical writers paid by pharmaceutical companies in the United States. According to the author, the real issue is whether it is appropriate for pharmaceutical companies to be engaged in the writing of medical journal articles that are based on their own research of their own products.


Related Articles

  • PR View. Herskovits, Beth // Medical Marketing & Media;Feb2006, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p30 

    The article comments on the use of ghostwriters, writers who skewed or omitted potentially damaging research data, in medical journals in the U.S. Critics of the drug industry argue that researchers should recognize that positive research results are more likely to yield continued funding for...

  • Who's watching the watchdogs? Schwartz, Lisa; Woloshin, Steven; Moynihan, Ray // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/22/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7680, p1202 

    The article discusses the influence of the drug industry on medical journalism. The financial ties that drug industries like Glaxo Wellcome and Pfizer have to the education of journalists are discussed. The influence of drug company awards for journalism is addressed. A list of medical...

  • Ghostwritten Medical Journal Articles. Klotter, Jule // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Jul2002, Issue 228, p20 

    Focuses on the prevalence of ghostwriting in medical journalism in Great Britain. Fields of medicine with ghostwritten articles; Impact of ghostwritten articles on medical health; Views of medical editor Marcia Angell on the decline of medical research.

  • Drug Wars. Feuer, Jack // Adweek Southeast Edition;08/28/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 35, p9 

    Comments on the increasing trend towards direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical media planning and buying consolidation reviews of drug companies. Examples of drug companies which ventured into the media business; Ramifications of the DTC trends among drug companies.

  • Good Ink, Bad Ink. Shalo, Sibyl; Breitstein, Joanna // Pharmaceutical Executive;Sep2002, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p100 

    Discusses the role of media in shaping the pharmaceutical industry's public image in the U.S. Results of a study by WPP market-research company Millward Brown Precis; National magazines and daily newspapers' coverage of topics related to the intersection of pharma, biotechnology, and oncology...

  • Launches. Shalo, Sibyl; Breitstein, Joanna // Pharmaceutical Executive;Sep2002, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p106 

    Presents news briefs pertaining to mass media and the pharmaceutical industry as of September 2002. MDChoice's launch of a healthcare advertising sales network; M2 Communications' launch of GlobalPressWire.com.

  • Leveling the Media Playing Field. Gruseke, Eric // Pharmaceutical Executive;Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p136 

    Comments on the role of the mass media in promoting the pharmaceutical industry. Influence of advertisements on consumers; Role of magazines in achieving a standardized measurement of audience quality that is applicable to all types of media; List of the top magazines ranked by the consumers.

  • From the Editor's desk. Tyrer, Peter // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun2009, Vol. 194 Issue 6, p578 

    The author presents his views on the role of mass media in propagating information related to mental health and psychiatry in Great Britain. He asserts that media recedes from mental health issues for much of the time because of stigma and discrimination, and is followed by righteous...

  • Medicine and the Media.  // British Medical Journal;10/13/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6195, p929 

    Focuses on mass media related to medicine. Restriction of the flow of medical information to the public by medical journal editors; Emphasis of the television program Circuit Eleven Miami on increasing incidence in rape; Depiction of transsexualism by the stage play Adam's Apple by Peter...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics