Fake News: Medicines Misinformation by the Media

Jackson Thomas, Gregory M. Peterson, Erin Walker, Julia K Christenson, Melissa Cowley, Sam Kosari, Kavya E. Baby, Mark Naunton

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Mainstream broadcasting media is a potentially powerful avenue for disseminating wellness education. For example, it can be used for community-based risk management, including preparing for pandemic events. The media can have a considerable positive impact on the public by increasing their health knowledge, changing attitudes and intentions, and influencing health behavior. However, although the broadcasting media can usefully convey prosocial, healthy messages, there is also a risk of propagating incorrect and antisocial, poor public health information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1061
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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