PhRMA releases new direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising guidelines

December 17, 2008

Five months after updating its Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released updated guidelines for direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising.

PhRMA’s Guiding Principles on Direct to Consumer Advertisements about Prescription Medicines, which originally went into effect in January 2006, provide guidance to pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies on ways to ensure DTC communications provide accurate, accessible, and useful information to patients and consumers.

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