2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC185
Submitter : Mr. Kent Reedy Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:15
Organization : Mr. Kent Reedy
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
These "direct to consumer" prescription drug ads need to be better regulated. Many people probably don't realize that the claims made in these ads may not be true. The drugmakers can claim anything, and seem to face no consequences for false or unproven statements.
The information in these ads is presented as scientific fact, and people act on this information as if it were legitimate medical advice, but in fact there is often nothing scientific about it.