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Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987

The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 (PDMA) was signed into law by the President on April 22, 1988. The PDMA was enacted (1) to ensure that drug products purchased by consumers are safe and effective, and (2) to avoid the unacceptable risk to American consumers from counterfeit, adulterated, misbranded, subpotent, or expired drugs. The legislation was necessary to increase safeguards in the drug distribution system to prevent the introduction and retail sale of substandard, ineffective, or counterfeit drugs.

 

Contact FDA

Submit a PDMA Sample Report:

Food and Drug Administration

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Office of Compliance

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

ATTN: PDMA Reports

Silver Spring, MD 20993
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