2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC162
Submitter : Mr. Jack Koochin Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:12
Organization : Mr. Jack Koochin
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear Sirs,

Drug and pharmaceutical manufacturers and vendors should be prohibited from advertising their products. Period. I feel the public should not be blasted (as they truly are) continually with advertising of this nature. The ads are very often misleading, and could (and do) result in hundreds of thousands of people taking drugs unneccessarily. The drugs themselves are often of questionable benefit or merit, and often cause very, very serious side effects. Just as tobacco advertising leads people to resulting serious harm, so does drug advertising.

Please do not allow drugs and pharmaceuticals to be advertised.

Thank you for listening.


Jack Koochin