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Protecting the Public from Itself: The Unconstitutional ‘Say No to Drug Ads’ Act

Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 25, No. 7, 2010

4 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014

Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Texas A&M University School of Law; Duke University School of Law

Date Written: March 12, 2010

Abstract

This Legal Backgrounder examines the Say No to Drug Ads Act proposed to end the tax deductibility of direct-to-consumer (DTC) prescription drug advertising. After evaluating the SNDAA's policy implications and its impact on free commercial speech, the publication concludes that the legislation would be unsound and unconstitutional if passed into law.

Keywords: Prescription Drug Advertising, Commercial Speech

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Vishnubhakat, Saurabh, Protecting the Public from Itself: The Unconstitutional ‘Say No to Drug Ads’ Act (March 12, 2010). Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 25, No. 7, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1579168

Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

Duke University School of Law

Durham, NC

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