Pharmaceutical Industry Prompts

Prompt One

Your roommate asks you about the issue of DTC ads. Don’t know what this is? Time to check out the Pharma slides! What are your top three “talking points” that show why we should think about this practice and perhaps want a change?

What would an acceptable public health solution be and how would you put it in place?

Prompt Two

Explore the FDA website about DTC prescription drug advertising, clicking on at least a couple of links. What information or section of the site strikes you as most relevant and consumer friendly, and why?

Thinking about other pharmaceutical industry issues raised by readings or slides, why might consumers still be at risk?