Barbara Mintzes

Barbara Mintzes
The University of Sydney · Faculty of Pharmacy

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Aim: Medicines regulators issue post-market safety warnings to advise of newly uncovered risks, but with mixed impacts. We aimed to identify factors influencing the use of regulatory warnings by primary care and specialist physicians in the US and Australia. Methods: Semi-structured qualitative interviews with 40 primary care physicians, endocri...
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In the wake of the rofecoxib withdrawal, regulators worldwide reconsidered their approach to post‐market safety. Many regulators have since adopted a life‐cycle approach to regulation of medicines, facilitating faster approval of new medicines while recognising and planning for post‐market safety issues. A crucial aspect of post‐market safety is th...
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Background Payments to medical oncologists and clinical haematologists can negatively affect prescribing practice, but the extent of payments to these specialists is unknown in Australia. Aims We aimed to analyse the extent of payments from the pharmaceutical industry to Australian cancer physicians as reported during the first collated period of...
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Background Interactions between pharmaceutical and medical device industries and students can lead to commercial influences on educational messages, with a potential to bias future treatment choice. This is the first study in the Baltic countries describing exposure and attitudes of medical, pharmacy and nursing students towards cooperation with i...
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Background: Psychiatric conditions are relatively common during pregnancy, and many of these conditions are treated with psychotropic medications. In this article, we aim to quantify the rate of pregnancy-related exposures and describe how psychotropic medications are being used in pregnancy. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of a...
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Background The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other major regulators regularly issue safety advisories about licensed drugs with new adverse effects that have been documented through observational studies, clinical trials, and spontaneously reported adverse drug events.Objective To assess the possible effects of a representative group of...
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Purpose This study aimed to document the ways by which missing data were handled in clinical pharmacy research to provide an insight into the amount of attention paid to the importance of missing data in this field of research. Methods Our cross-sectional descriptive report evaluated 10 journals affiliated with pharmacy organizations in the United...
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Purpose of review: To summarize the research evidence on promotion of testosterone for 'Low T', or age-related hypogonadism. Recent findings: Marketing of testosterone for 'Low T' has relied on strategies that are inadequately regulated to prevent off-label promotion, such as unbranded 'disease-awareness' advertising campaigns targeting the gene...
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Background Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not be aware of all the regulatory requirements and best practice principles are emergent. Health apps are regulated in order to minimi...
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of unbranded advertising of prescription medicines, conducted by or on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, on consumers’ attitudes, knowledge, behaviour, health services use, health outcomes and costs.
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Objectives To analyse patterns and characteristics of pharmaceutical industry sponsorship of events for Australian health professionals and to understand the implications of recent changes in transparency provisions that no longer require reporting of payments for food and beverages. Design Cross-sectional analysis. Participants and setting 301 p...
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Background Medical faculties have a role in ensuring that their students are protected from undue commercial influence during their training, and are educated about professional-industry interactions. In North America, many medical faculties have introduced more stringent conflict of interest (COI) policies during the last decade. We asked whether...
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List of the French medical schools and the Internet sites used for the web research. (DOC)
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Grading System for Categories in Policies. (DOC)
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This report describes the extent of inclusion of nurses in pharmaceutical company-sponsored educational events in Australia. The release of the Open Payments data in the United States, which detail payments from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to physicians, enables analysis of the financial relationships between physicians and industry...

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