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Table 1 Drug advertisement in 6 major Swiss medical journals in the year 2005

From: Accuracy of drug advertisements in medical journals under new law regulating the marketing of pharmaceutical products in Switzerland

Journal name Swiss Medical Weekly[18] Schweizerische Ärztezeitung[20] Swiss Medical Forum[19] Therapeutische Umschau[22] Therapiewoche[23] Ars Medici[21]
Issues per year (2005) 48 52 52 12 12 26
Peer reviewed Yes No Yes Yes No No
Listed in Medline Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Type of subscription By charge By membership By membership By charge Free of charge Free of charge
Circulation (copies per issue) 1600 34800 34800 3000 5000 9500
Total Pages: 715 2845 1312 800 270 1152
   Pages with drug advertisements 68 (8.6%) 751 (20.2%) 555 (26.8%) 249 (22.2%) 73 (19.5%) 372 (23%)
Pages by drug category 22 117 52 24 12  
- Analgesic drugs 8 78 59 14 7 50
- Psychopharmacological drugs 2 33 31 1 11 34
- Gastroenterological drugs       22