2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC234
Submitter : Mr. Glenn Swenson Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:53
Organization : Mr. Glenn Swenson
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
Hello and thanks for allowing us to express our opinion in this forum.

We should leave it to the medical doctors as to which medication a person needs, or whether they need any medication at all.

I would love nothing more than to see all advertising for prescription drugs to the general public banned. This would include a ban on TV ads, radio ads, magazine ads (with the possible exception of professional journals), newspaper ads, billboards, etc.

The ads are very misleading and send the wrong message. By the way, great job on requiring the black box labels on psychotropic drugs.

Best regards,

Glenn Swenson