Last updated on: 4/21/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

American Medical Association (AMA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prescription Drugs Be Advertised Directly to Consumers?"
Reasoning:

“Today’s vote in support of an [direct-to-consumer] advertising ban reflects concerns among physicians about the negative impact of commercially-driven promotions, and the role that marketing costs play in fueling escalating drug prices… Direct-to-consumer advertising also inflates demand for new and more expensive drugs, even when these drugs may not be appropriate.”

“AMA Calls for Ban on DTC Ads of Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices,” ama-assn.org, Nov. 17, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Medical Association is the premier national organization providing timely, essential resources to empower physicians, residents and medical students to succeed at every phase of their medical lives.”

“AMA Statement on Affordable Care Act Stabilization Rule,” ama-assn.org, Apr. 14, 2017

Mission:

“To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.”

“Homepage,” ama-assn.org (accessed Apr. 21, 2017)

Other:
501(c)(6) professional society
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Prescription Drugs Be Advertised Directly to Consumers?