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DisciplineMedicine, pharmacology
Publication details
Association mieux prescrire (France)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Prescrire
OCLC no.46999191

Prescrire also known as La Revue Prescrire is a monthly medical journal in French which addresses developments in diseases, medications, and in medical techniques and technologies. Prescrire contains no advertising,[1] and is internally financed by subscriptions and the sale of various personnel training. In contrast to many traditional medical journals, which review and publish articles submitted by external researchers, Prescrire mainly publishes reviews prepared by its own staff.

It is run by the Association Mieux Prescrire which is a not for profit.[2] It is independent of the pharmaceutical industry.[2] It is a member of the International Society of Drug Bulletins.[3]

As of 2013 it had 33,500 paying subscribers.[4] It was among the first to warn against the dangers of Mediator.[1][5] Prescrire also publishes an international edition in English, titled Prescrire International.


The articles are based on a search of the literature and critical appraisal of the evidence.[6] Each article is peer reviewed by 20-40 reviewers.[2]


The journal was established in 1981 by a group of pharmacists and physicians with a subsidy from the French Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Health.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Nolwenn Le Blevennec (7 December 2010). "Prescrire, la revue médicale qui dit " non, merci " aux labos". Rue89. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Reid, T (May 1999). "Welcome to Prescrire! Evidence-based reviews of drugs". Canadian Family Physician. 45: 1133–4, 1140–1. PMC 2328578. PMID 10349047.
  3. ^ Chirac, P. "ISDB: The International Society of Drug Bulletins". WHO. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Financing". Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Il faudrait un Prescrire pour le grand public !". Arrêt sur images. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Clinical Pearls from Prescrire". Therapeutics Initiative. Retrieved 29 June 2014.

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