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Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: Is this good public health policy?


Beeton Auditorium West, Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge St (nearest subway Yonge and Bloor)

The site is wheelchair accessible.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Featured speaker: Dr. Peter Mansfield

Canada currently outlaws direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs but pharmaceutical companies are testing the limits of the law with more and more ads appearing on television, on billboards, in cinemas, magazines and public transit systems.

Health Human Resources Fellowships


Health human resources (HHR) for nursing is an international issue. The goal of the Chair in HHR is to influence policy and planning for nursing HHR in Canada. Several types of study opportunities exist, which include the following:

Doctoral Fellowship: $25,000/first year

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: $30,000/first year

Research Apprenticeships: 2 per year at $22,500 each for salary replacement

Funding is also available for seasoned researchers who are interested in changing research foci by joining Dr. Linda O'Brien-Pallas in her research unit. Funding is available through CHSRF.

These awards are competitive and will be awarded to outstanding individuals who have a high probability for an exemplary research career and/or desire to influence change in the health care delivery system.

For further information, please contact

Linda O'Brien-Pallas, RN,

PhD, CHSRF/CIHR National Chair in Nursing Human


Tel: (416) 978-1967 or (416) 978-1966

Fax: (416) 946-7142

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