Free yourself from drug reps

The No Ads Please campaign

Doctors who see medical representatives are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines. The No Advertising Please campaign encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their “educational” resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.

Free Yourself from drug reps poster
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and posters album on Flickr
a #NoAdsPlease poster by the @NoAdsPlease campaign.

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Say No to the Sandwich

Free Yourself from Drug Reps – the No Ads Please campaign

Doctors who see medical representatives are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines. The No Advertising Please campaign encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their “educational” resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.

Say-No-Sandwich poster
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and posters album on Flickr
a #NoAdsPlease poster by the @NoAdsPlease campaign.

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There is No such thing as a Free Lunch

Free Yourself from Drug Reps – the No Ads Please campaign

Doctors who see medical representatives are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines. The No Advertising Please campaign encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their “educational” resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.

Free Lunch Poster
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and posters album on Flickr
a #NoAdsPlease poster by the @NoAdsPlease campaign.

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Free Pens are Not Free

Free Yourself from Drug Reps – the No Ads Please campaign

Doctors who see medical representatives are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines. The No Advertising Please campaign encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their “educational” resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.

FreePens Poster
Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and posters album on Flickr
a #NoAdsPlease poster by the @NoAdsPlease campaign.

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No Advertising Please

Free Yourself from Drug Reps! – the No Ads Please campaign

Doctors who see medical representatives are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines. The No Advertising Please campaign encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their “educational” resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.

No Advertising Please poster
a #NoAdsPlease poster by the @NoAdsPlease campaign.

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About the No Advertising Please Campaign

Doctors who see med reps are more likely to prescribe more drugs, more expensively

Australian leaders in Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) discuss why they are supporting the NoAdsPlease campaign.
Video Published on 9 Oct 2014 by No Advertising Please.

  • Pharmaceutical companies employ marketing representatives to influence doctors’ prescribing habits. Doctors who see these drug reps are more likely to prescribe more medication, more expensively and less according to accepted guidelines.  No Advertising Please encourages doctors to avoid using drug representatives as their ‘educational’ resource, by pledging to not see drug reps at their practice for one year.
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Wise Doctors say No Ads Please

Drug reps form a huge part of the industry’s marketing strategy…

a GP’s take on Big Pharma spruiking

Free Yourself from drug reps poster image
Drug reps form a huge part of the industry’s marketing strategy.

I’m one of several doctors throwing their weight behind the new No Advertising Please campaign, vowing to avoid drug reps for a year. This should be reasonably easy for me, as I’ve been trying to avoid them for years – though no doubt I’ll be occasionally ambushed in tea rooms and corridors. Meanwhile, I’ll keep buying my own lunch, and relying on independent sources of medicines information.

Read Why I don’t see drug reps,
TheConversation, 9 October 2014.

  • Problems with medicines
  • Drug reps
  • Do drug reps affect prescribing?
  • The No Advertising Please campaign
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