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FRONTLINE; Prescriptions for Profit

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Prescriptions for Profit
Program Number

707

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Program Description

Reporter Joe Rosenbloom investigates abuses in the competitive marketing and promotion of prescription drugs by the pharmaceutical manufacturers. The program explores the dangers of hype and hard sell applied to widely prescribed arthritis medications and how the industry tries to influence the prescribing habits of doctors.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
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