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15. What drug company mascot hung from the stethoscopes of pediatricians in “sponsored” episodes of Sesame Street? Pfizer’s Zithromax Zebra 16. Why do experts argue that in some cases we should opt for older drugs over newer ones? Because there is less experience with new drugs and therefore less understanding of the risks 17. Why did calcium channel-blockers overtake older classes of drugs as the first line of defense against high blood pressure? Because the Joint National Committee of Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure issued guidelines favoring diuretics and beta- bloackers 18. What did University of Toronto researchers find when they analyzed the medical literature during a critical 18-month period in the controversy surrounding the claim that calcium channel-blockers (CCBs) were the best way to treat high blood pressure? 96 percent of commentators whose published views supported CCBs had financial ties to their manufacturers. 19. Why did the FDA send Merck & Co. a warning letter in 2001 about its drug
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2009 for the course COMM 287 taught by Professor Sutjhally during the Spring '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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