Ads for testosterone supplements can be seen during every commercial break, as well online. Is it safe to market directly to consumers?

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Should We Market Testosterone Supplements And Other Drugs Directly To Consumers?

November 26, 2013


Men, are you bugged by a nagging feeling that you could use more testosterone? Have you noticed an inescapable proliferation of TV ads about testosterone? Art Caplanmedical ethicist from NYU's Langone Medical Center, weighed in on whether it's safe for consumers to self-diagnose based on drug company ads.

Is it safe for drug companies to promote their products on TV? Should decisions on medicine be left up to doctors, or should the patient have input, too? Let us know on our Facebook page, or in the comments below.

Ads like this one are seen constantly during TV prime time:

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