Consumers Union is collecting signatures for a petition that calls on the FDA to require TV drug ads to include a 1-800 number for reporting side effects (as print ads already do). Please take a moment to sign.
Drug companies often fail to clearly present the benefits and risks of the products they advertise, and it often isn’t until a drug is on the market and taken by millions of patients that safety problems emerge. The easier it is for us to report side effects, the earlier the FDA will be able to detect safety hazards with medications and take action. That’s why we support including a 1-800 number and web address in all TV drug ads.
Help us hit our goal of 50,000 signatures so the FDA hears our voices over drug industry lobbyists. Add your name to the petition now, and help build support by sending this on to your family and friends.