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ERIC Number: EJ775371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Psychology in the Prescription Era: Building a Firewall between Marketing and Science
Antonuccio, David O.; Danton, William G.; McClanahan, Terry Michael
American Psychologist, v58 n12 p1028-1043 Dec 2003
The pharmaceutical industry has contributed to many life-saving innovations in medicine and has become one of the most successful industries in the world. As a result, pharmaceutical industry financial and marketing influences extend to federal regulatory agencies, professional organizations, medical journals, continuing medical education, scientific researchers, media experts, and consumer advocacy organizations. These extensive influences have created conflicts of interest that have undermined the credibility of medical research and education. As professional psychology pursues and achieves prescription privileges, it will likely be faced with increasing influences from the industry. To preserve the integrity of psychological science, the authors propose an aspirational "firewall" designed to separate industry marketing from the science of psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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