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Sir.—I am concerned that two drugs that have been judged to lack effectiveness are being advertised in the Journal. Actifed-C and Tuss-Ornade had been evaluated by proper committees of the National Academy of Sciences more than a decade ago and found ineffective for any indication. Yet they have been advertised in the Journal month after month, influencing pediatricians and residents. The advertising copy of all carry the legend that "there is a lack of substantial evidence that this...
BARNA P. Drug Advertising. Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(9):902. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130210078026