Americans want more regulation of TV drug ads


A majority of the American public wants regulators to review and approve those awkward drug ads you see on TV.

A poll released Wednesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 89 percent of those surveyed want the Food and Drug Administration to review drug ads before they air. Currently the agency does not do that.

The poll also found that a slim majority (57 percent) believes drugmakers spend too much money on advertising to patients. Another 62 percent say spending on advertising to doctors is also too high.

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