websites offer independent, evidence-based, unbiased (or
at least, less biased) information on pharmaceuticals. In
the 21st century, despite industry's claim that pharmaceutical
reps are an important source of information for doctors,
there is little excuse for health care providers relying
on biased promotional information. But please note: None
of the following comes with free lunch!
Therapeutics Letter (Canada) http://www.ti.ubc.ca/
Established in 1994 by the Department of Pharmacology and
Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia "to
provide physicians and pharmacists with up to date, evidence-based,
practical information on rational drug therapy."
Member of the International Society of Drug Bulletins, and
Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (UK) http://www.dtb.org.uk
A monthly publication giving independent evaluations of,
and practical advice on, individual treatments and the management
Medical Letter http://www.medletter.com
Since 1958 has published critical appraisals of new drugs,
prescribing recommendations based on expert consensus. It
reviews virtually all new drugs (so who needs drug reps?).
Prescriber’s Letter http://www.prescribersletter.com
Prescrire (France) http://www.prescrire.org
Ce site internet est celui de la revue Prescrire, revue
de formation permanente destinée aux professionnels
de santé : médecins, pharmaciens, infirmiers
etc., ainsi qu'aux étudiants de ces disciplines.
Member International Society of Drug Bulletins