Stop Direct To Consumer Drug Advertising
Dear Mr. President:
You can stop the overuse of prescribed drugs by outlawing the use of direct to consumer drug ads. The US is one of only two countries in the world that allows drug companies to market to consumers. If you run ads for marijuana then everyone will want marijuana. If you run ads for pharmaceutical drugs, everyone wants them. Especially when celebrity actors and sports figures appear to tout the drug's benefits and influence the public. Americans are being brainwashed into addictions to prescription drugs strictly for financial gain. Doctors, not drug companies, need to be in charge of patient care.