Collections

Overview

The Drug Industry Documents Archive (DIDA) was created by the University of California San Francisco Library in collaboration with faculty members C. Seth Landefeld, MD and Michael Steinman, MD. Originally established to house documents from an off-label marketing lawsuit against Parke-Davis (United States of America ex rel. David Franklin vs. Parke-Davis), the archive has grown to include documents from additional sources illustrating how the pharmaceutical industry, academic journals and institutions, continuing medical education organizations and regulatory/funding agencies operate in ways that are detrimental to public health.

For a full listing of these sources, see The Collections.

The archive was founded with the support of a gift made by Thomas Greene in February 2005. Mr. Greene's law firm represented Mr. Franklin in the Parke-Davis litigation.