FDA Proposes Social Media Guidelines For Drug Companies

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•24 Jun 20, 2014

In order to prevent the posting of misleading information about medications, the FDA has proposed social media guidelines requiring drug companies to post both the benefits and risks of a drug, which experts say effectively limits their advertising on Twitter and Facebook. What do you think?

  • “That’s fine. My insurance company only lets me follow generic brands anyway.”

    Miles Faidley –
    Cameraman

  • “Agreed. It’s really not possible to get a complete understanding of the benefits and risks of a drug without a full 15-second TV ad.”

    Nathan Lobell –
    Driving Instructor

  • “What about Instagrams of the awesome pills people are about to swallow?”

    Allison Scheuer –
    Gift Wrapper

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