Dingell, Stupak urge drugmakers to reduce ads

05/21/2008 | Yahoo!

Reps. John Dingell and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., on Tuesday called on several drugmakers to voluntarily limit direct-to-consumer advertisements and hold off on marketing their products until certain studies are finalized. The legislators sent letters to the chief executives of Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. amid an investigation into the companies' marketing activities, particularly for cholesterol drugs Lipitor and Vytorin.

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