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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 6908

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Publication type: Journal Article

Rosner F, Kark P, Packer S, Bennett A, Berger J.
Direct-to-consumer advertising: education or anathema?
JAMA 1999 Oct 6; 282:(13):1227


As members of the Committee on Bioethical Issues of the Medical Society of the State of New York, we agree that DTC advertising creates consumer demand, but disagree with Holmer’s claims that it builds bridges between patients and physicians. It provides no real benefits to patients, is potentially harmful, and is costly We therefore urge the FDA to strengthen its policies, to request additional resources for the policing of its regulations, to establish a commission to oversee marketing activities and monitor adherence to FDA rules and regulations, and monitor drug promotions on radio, television and the World Wide Web. Congress should strengthen the FDA’s oversight responsibilities by providing adequate funds.

*letter to the editor/United States/ Advertising/standards* Drug Industry/standards* Physician-Patient Relations* United States United States Food and Drug Administration


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