Table 1.

Summary of pharmaceutical advertisements in sampled issues of general medical journals, 1996 to 2016

Total no. of pharmaceutical advertisements1161780456632144
Total no. of journal issue pages74036070512548563824
Pages with advertisements, %16139134
Total no. of opioid advertisements381610241
Opioid advertisements, %32241
  • IAFP—American Family Physician, CFP—Canadian Family Physician, CMAJ—Canadian Medical Association Journal, NEJM—New England Journal of Medicine.