Glossary building #3
As a consumer I believe I would like to have access to information about the safety, effectiveness and security of the products that I consume. So, after looking at the pharmaceutical slides I came across different terms which I believe are important to know for consumer in order to make wise choices when purchasing different products.
The food and Drug administration protects public health by assuring safety, effectiveness and security of a wide range of products including prescription drugs. Also, it oversees the approval and marketing of prescription drugs.
- DTC Ads: Direct to consumer advertising, is a new area of prescription drug promotion. Direct-to-consumer advertising has been legal in the USA since 1985. These DTC Ads must have a brief summary in print, list of side effects on TV ads. TV ads can include only most important risks, as long as information on how to get more information.
- Product Claim: Name a drug, condition, discuss benefits and risks.