Minn. governor wants ban on "silly ads"


I love this one:

    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty called for a two-year moratorium on DTC drug ads so the FDA can toughen their oversight, the Associated Press reported.

    “These advertisements in many instances are really ridiculous -- in my opinion silly,” Pawlenty said during a news conference held in the Minnesota capitol of St. Paul.

    The Republican governor said the ads contain little useful information and lead consumers to misguided self-diagnosis. He blamed the ads for rising prescription drug costs, stating he would support an outright ban if it would hold up in court.

From MM&M News.

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