Over-the-counter drugs: smooth talk & small print (TEFC)

United States, 1980

Film
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Analyses the claims and promises of TV commercials for non-prescription drugs. It points out that the small print on product labels contains information about ingredients and dosages as well as warnings about adverse reactions that could occur. Stresses the danger of mixing drugs and drinking alcohol while taking drugs. Encourages people to talk to their pharmacist.

Credits

director
production company

Barr Films

Vision Films

Duration

00:22:02:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33572

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Advertising

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television advertising

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Consumer protection

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Pharmaceutical ethics

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Advertising

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Advertising - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Consumer protection

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pharmaceutical ethics

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Consumer education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Labeling

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Side effects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs, Nonprescription

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pharmaceutical ethics

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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