There is currently a weak process of checking claims made in advertisements for medicines, to ensure they don't mislead or deceive consumers -this could be abandoned if a bill passes parliament.
Consumers can't always be confident claims for complementary medicines stack up. Here's how to foster truth in advertising.
An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more of that company's products.
The view of many doctors that “I don’t let myself be influenced” might be the biggest barrier to change.