What: All Issues : Health Care : Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs : S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Require Drug Companies to Advertise Their Drugs Truthfully.
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S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Require Drug Companies to Advertise Their Drugs Truthfully.
senate Roll Call 248     Jun 26, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
Winning Side:
Conservative

This vote represented a second attempt by Senator Edwards (D-NC) to require that drug makers advertise their products in a balanced and responsible manner. Progressives endorsed the proposal to protect consumers because, in their view, drug advertising often fails to educate, and may even mislead, the viewing public about the effectiveness and risks of advertised drugs. While Edward's second attempt attracted more votes than the previous (and nearly identical) proposal, the amendment again failed; this time by a 39-59 margin.

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