The AAFP supports efforts by manufacturers of prescription pharmaceuticals, nonprescription medications, health care devices and health-related products and services to provide general health information to the public. At the same time, the AAFP urges that any direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs by pharmaceutical companies be based on disease state only, without mention of a specific drug by name. The AAFP believes direct-to-consumer advertising of these products and services is acceptable when the following conditions are met:
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Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Pharmaceuticals, Nonprescription Medications, Health Care Devices, and Health-Related Products and Services