Friday, December 07, 2007

Edwards Wants Feds To Regulate Drug Ads

John Edwards wants the federal government to regulate television advertisements sponsored by drug companies.

At an AARP-Divided We Fail forum, Edwards said “We should also do something about drug company ads on television, which I think are completely out of control.”

“I don’t know about you, I don’t get to watch much television these days, but when I see one of these ads its always, buy this medicine and take it. The next day you and your spouse will be skipping through the fields,” Edwards added.

The former North Carolina Senator argued that television advertisements are a contributing factor in the rise of prescription drug prices.

“Every time you go to the pharmacy you’re paying for those ads,” he said.

During the forum, the Democratic presidential candidate purposed a healthcare plan that relies on regulating insurance companies, drug companies and providing universal healthcare coverage.

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