Diagnosis resulting from DTC inspired visits to Physicians

25 Feb


In an age when people are becoming consumers DTC advertising reaches million of people who are not being adequately treated for health conditions like depression, high blood pressure or diabetes. According to the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the US Federal Trade Commission, “Studies of the impact of DTC advertising on demand do not support the conclusion that it has led to the increased use of inappropriate drugs or increased drug prices.” (Source: Comments of the Staff of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Bureau of Economics, and the Office of Policy Planning of the Federal Trade Commission to the FDA on Consumer-Directed Promotion, December 1, 2003. Accessed July 11, 2010.)

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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Drugs, ePatients


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