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Prof. Zettler Discusses Doctors’ Proposal to Ban Drug Advertising

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zettler finalRecently the American Medical Association (AMA), the largest U.S. association of medical professionals, called for an outright ban on direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads for prescription drugs.  Professor Patti Zettler talked to Stat about the AMA’s proposal and the current scope of the FDA’s authority over DTC drug ads, which does not include authority to ban such ads. Read the full article: “Why doctors’ call to ban drug advertising is a dead end.”

Patricia J. Zettler is an associate professor at Georgia State University College of Law and a member of the Center for Law, Health & Society. She was a former attorney with the Food and Drug Administration. Zettler’s research focuses on the regulation of medicine, biotechnology, and biomedical research, as well as food and drug policy.


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