2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC115
Submitter : Mrs. Pamela Krauskopf Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:31
Organization : Mrs. Pamela Krauskopf
Category : Federal Government
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I oppose direct to consumer promotion of regulated medical products.
All drugs have potentially harmful side effects and should be prescribed with caution and only if absolutely necessary. Most of the general public doesn't have the knowledge to decide wisely on what, if anything, they should be taking. The pharmacutical industry shouldn't be allowed to try to increase their business and profits by painting glowing pictures of happy people taking drugs. Health care professionals don't need this "help". Public promotion of drugs isn't allowed in Europe and it shouldn't be allowed here.