What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : The Chronically Ill : S. 1. Prescription Drug Benefit/Vote to Require Drug Companies to Advertise Their Drugs Truthfully. (2003 senate Roll Call 248)
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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
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

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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