On Tuesday, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared its opposition to direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs. The US is one of the few countries that still allows drug companies to advertise prescription drugs in television commercials and magazines. The change in policy appears to have arisen largely as a result of concerns about how consumer demand for new drugs, fueled by advertisements, drives up costs on the health care system as a whole.
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