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Pharmaceutical company websites as sources of information for consumers. How appropriate and informative are they?

Griffiths, Kathleen; Christensen, Helen; Evans, Kimberley

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Although the advantages of disseminating health information on the world wide web are well recognized, there has been considerable concern about the quality of online information. There has also been some debate as to whether organizations with a vested interest in a product, such as pharmaceutical companies, can provide balanced and appropriate information on the web. However, there is very little published information about the content, quality or impact of pharmaceutical websites. This paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/94666
Source: Disease Management and Health Outcomes

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