Unsubstantiated and overstated claims of efficacy

Format: 2-17 Don’t confuse “no evidence” with “no effect”
Language/s: 3-4 - How certain is the evidence?
Resource Link: View the Lesson (PDF)
Short Description:

A 32-slide presentation on misleading advertisements and FDA warnings prepared by PharmedOut.

Key Concepts addressed:


Misleading Ads & FDA  Warnings

Unsubstantiated Superiority/Overstatement of Efficacy Claims. An implication is made that a drug is better or more effective without supporting scientific evidence

PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project, that advances evidence-based prescribing, and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices.

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