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Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Jesse Russell

Direct-To-Consumer Advertising

Jesse Russell

Published April 1st 2012
ISBN : 9785512645642
Paperback
134 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTC advertising) usually refers to the marketing of pharmaceutical products but can apply in other areas as well. This form of advertising is directed toward patients, ratherMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTC advertising) usually refers to the marketing of pharmaceutical products but can apply in other areas as well. This form of advertising is directed toward patients, rather than healthcare professionals. The Food and Drug Administration holds responsibility of regulating DTC advertising. The FDAs latest version of guidelines, though still in draft form, for pharmaceutical drug advertising was updated in 2009. Forms of DTC advertising include TV, print, radio and other mass and social media. There are ethical and regulatory concerns regarding DTC advertising, specifically the extent to which these ads may unduly influence the prescribing of the prescription medicines based on consumer demands when, in some cases, they may not be medically necessary.