Estimates suggest that at least hall of those persons are unauthorized immigrants (see NIHCM
Finally, a study the NIHCM
foundation (2000) showed that about 10% of people who see a prescription drug ad ask their doctor for that specific drug.
(250.) See KEFAUVER, supra note 11, at 8-9; NIHCM
, supra note 115,
Gail Wilensky, an economist and a senior fellow at Project HOPE, reports that by the end of 2004, 600,000 people had HSAs and 1.4 million people had HRAs according to the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM
) Foundation (Wilensky, 2006).
See for example National Institute for Health Care Management, Prescription Drugs and Mass Media Advertising, 2000 (research report) (Washington: NIHCM
Foundation, 2001), available online: NIHCM
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In 2000, Merck spent more on advertising for Vioxx, an anti-arthritis drug, than Pepsico spent advertising Pepsi, according to the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM
To put the advertising effort in perspective: Budweiser spent less money on advertising during the same year; Pepsi spent less on advertising than did the manufacturer of Celebrex, an anti-inflammatory agent nearly identical to Vioxx (NIHCM
A May 2002 study by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM
) Foundation found that two-thirds of the prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 1989 and 2000 were modified versions of existing medicines or identical to drugs already on the market (and only about 15 percent were both new and deemed by the FDA to provide significant improvement over existing medicines).
"DTC ads are a relatively small component of all prescription drug promotions but are clearly becoming an important influence," says Nancy Chockley, president of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM
), which published the study.
National Institute for Health Care Management: 1999 NIHCM
Health Care System DATASOURCE.
The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM
) in Washington reports that $1.8 billion was spent on d-to-c pharmaceutical advertising last year, with $1.1 billion on TV.