Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Sorry but i am right next to a school and get all sorts of advertising on my tv for those things. You were talking about banning lunesta commercials. Now you want to talk about local cities regulating billboards and outdoor advertising? Thats a reach and a half.
Your point was ban drug companies from advertising. Please defend that point.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (6/22/09) gives the FDA the power to regulate what kind of advertising the tobacco industry can have on the premise that use of tobacco is harmful to your health. I would be in favor of Congress passing legislation banning or severely restricting advertisement of any kind for specific types of prescription medication, on the basis that telling patients to "ask your doctor if X is right for you" puts undue stress on doctors whose patients attempt to self-diagnose prior to visiting the doctor.