Rules and Regulations
Rules That Control Information in Advertisements For Prescription Drug Products
As required by law, the Food and Drug Administration publishes regulations in the Federal Register, the federal government's official publication for notifying the public of many kinds of agency actions. The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) states that product claim ads must tell you at least one approved use for the drug, the genetic name for the drug, all the risks of using the drug, and under certain circumstances, ads can only give the most important risks. They are not required to tell you the cost, if there is a genetic version of the drug, if there is a similar drug with different or fewer risks that can treat the condition, and many other things.