Dear HIFA colleagues,
The message below is forwarded from the Cochrane Consumers forum. The topic is especially high priority in low- and middle-income countries, where 'most prescribers receive most of their prescribing information from the pharmaceutical industry and in many countries this is the only information they receive’ World Medicines Report, WHO (2011)
Subject: [Consumers] Invitation to comment on Cochrane EPOC Protocol: The effect of information and promotional interactions between clinicians and pharmaceutical companies on quality, quantity and cost of prescribing
We have an update of a Cochrane protocol that is currently under development on The effect of information and promotional interactions between clinicians and pharmaceutical companies on quality, quantity and cost of prescribing. We are in need of consumer input to provide feedback on the draft.
If anyone is interested and has time to comment, we would be very grateful for your input. The draft should be ready to circulate to all referees for feedback beginning of December 2018. In terms of turnaround – we ask referees if they can comment and respond in three weeks (with some flexibility). We will provide a checklist and guidance.
Please respond to this email with your contact details if you are interested in providing the consumer view point on this review.
Once you have registered your interest the details will be sent to you as soon as they are ready.
Please note, we have an open peer review policy.
Many thanks for your consideration.
Sent on Behalf of Julia Worswick
Julia Worswick | Managing Editor
University of Oxford | Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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Best wishes, Neil
Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines
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