Unsubstantiated and overstated claims of efficacy

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  • Format Lessons
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Further education
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence, 4 - Decision making
  • Duration >15 mins
  • Difficulty Advanced

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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