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Tennessee will lead the nation in protecting patients from bad drug ads

April 11, 2019 / Richard Briggs

The problem is getting worse. Drug-injury lawsuit advertisements have increased. This new Tennessee law requires truth in advertising. The health of many Tennesseans is being put at risk by misleading television advertisements regarding so-called dangerous medicines or medical devices. Physicians are concerned about these ads and want legislators to take action to protect patients. With enactment of a new law passed by the General Assembly, Tennessee is at the forefront nationwide in requiring truth in advertising to guarantee the health and safety of our citizens.
Anyone who watches television, listens to the radio or uses social media has seen bad drug ads. Unlike commercials for pharmaceuticals, these spots are only lightly regulated and frequently contain disingenuous or inaccurate information. They are designed to scare people who have used the medicine in question.