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July 22, 2016

Lawyer Ads Potentially Jeopardizing Health Care

The American Medical Association will now advocate for a requirement that attorney commercials that may cause patients to stop using necessary medications include ‘appropriate’ and ‘conspicuous’ warnings.

“The onslaught of attorney ads has the potential to frighten patients and place fear between them and their doctor,” Russell W. H. Kridel, M.D., and AMA board member, said in a statement.

“By emphasizing side effects while ignoring the benefits or the fact that the medication is FDA-approved, these ads jeopardize patient care. For many patients, stopping a prescribed medication is far more dangerous, and we need to be looking out for them,” Kridel continued.

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