Bill Name: Pharmaceutical Advertising Reform Bill
Bill Description: The Pharmaceutical Advertising Reform Bill of 2007

A BILL to authorize the FTC and FCC to change advertising practices by pharmaceutical companies on broadcast television and radio.

SUMMARY: Prohibit pharmaceutical companies from directly marketing prescription drugs to the consumer. The bill will encourage drug advertising to be directed towards physicians, who are best qualified to dispense appropriate medications. Over the counter medicines will not be impacted.

WHEREAS pharmaceutical companies have been increasingly marketing their prescription drugs directly to consumers;

WHEREAS more private citizens are becoming their own doctors, and demanding certain prescriptions for the ailments whether or not they are the correct drug to help cure the problem;

WHEREAS licensed physicians are best qualified to diagnose conditions and prescribe medicines appropriate to those conditions;

WHEREAS pharmaceutical companies already advertise and sell their products to such qualified physicians;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Congress of the United States pass the Pharmaceutical Advertising Reform BIll, thus prohibiting the direct marketing of prescription drugs to the consumer.

I. Authorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), within existing frameworks, to prohibit any company whose profile includes the research, marketing, and selling of prescription pharmaceuticals from marketing all prescription medications on television and radio airwaves.

II. The FCC, within existing framework, will prohibit any broadcast outlet from selling advertising time to such companies for the purpose of selling prescription drugs.

III. The Federal Trade Commission will inform the companies of the prohibition, and work with them to ensure that they can continue to fairly market their products to health care professionals.

IV. Government agencies will ensure that over the counter (OTC) medicines, which are created and approved for use by citizens without a prescription, are uneffected by the changes.

V. Pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to advertise their company and their name, and mention research they are doing for certain medical conditions, but will be forbidden from advertising specific drugs for specific illnesses.
Bill Author: james kirk (R-IN)
Lobby Groups:
American Association of Retired Persons supports
Chamber of Commerce opposes
Aye: 110
Nay: 53
Present: 18

Representatives voting Aye:
FVPXXII (R-AL)
Thud (D-AL)
Bubba (D-AR)
Michael Wong (D-CA)
Ed Doe (D-CA)
C Hunt Coulter (D-CA)
dbrown (D-CA)
nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
John Marshall (D-CA)
Emperor Norton (G-CA)
Kevin Vaughn (D-CA)
Carey Galle (D-CA)
Left of Left (G-CA)
TomHatesArnold (D-CA)
Nadia Nemesis (R-CA)
MattW.CA (G-CA)
Lord Blackadder (D-CO)
Elvish Magi CO (D-CO)
twoodardCO (D-CO)
bkct (D-CT)
EleriaCT (D-CT)
Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Claude Pepper (D-FL)
Chas Diaz (D-FL)
Brad Brunell (D-FL)
Ninja Warrior (R-FL)
Shane Dugan (D-FL)
Savant FL (D-FL)
Johnny Isaakson (R-GA)
dkuo11 (R-GA)
TABBeas Corpus (D-GA)
Ed Ha (D-HI)
Bughouse Concierge (G-IL)
MichaelV.Illinois (D-IL)
Illinoise!!! (G-IL)
Savant IL (D-IL)
james kirk (R-IN)
bkin (D-IN)
EleriaIN (D-IN)
iamod (D-IA)
George Docking (D-KS)
FVPXX (R-KY)
Bob Babineaux (D-LA)
DGM2 (D-LA)
Saul Williams (D-ME)
Jose Bove (G-MA)
nicvaliant (D-MA)
Epona Oriana (G-MI)
Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
Teddy R (G-MI)
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Eleria (D-MI)
mj (D-MN)
bkmn (D-MN)
FVPXXV (R-MS)
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bkmo (D-MO)
TomLovesCMcCaskill (D-MO)
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Joe Dirt (R-NE)
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Chas Andrews (D-NJ)
DarkGamemaster (D-NM)
Ralph Oriana (G-NY)
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nvnf (D-NY)
Nescafe (G-NY)
GenJCChristianPatriot (D-NY)
Baldrickus (D-NY)
Kevin Vaughn-Dugan (D-NY)
Shane Dugan-Vaughn (D-NC)
Amazin (R-NC)
Aidan Oriana (G-OH)
Mark Campbell (D-OH)
Roosevelt (G-OH)
K. DeWine (R-OH)
Savant Ohio (D-OH)
Elvish Magi OH (D-OH)
TomLovesSherrodBrown (D-OH)
Elvish Magi OK (D-OK)
William Bailey (G-OR)
Rob for Oregon (D-OR)
David Unger (D-PA)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
Stephen Colbert (R-PA)
ClarenceThomas (G-PA)
Rob for PA (D-PA)
Elliot (D-RI)
FVPXXIII (R-TN)
Chas Atkins (D-TN)
The Grim Reaper (D-TN)
TomHatesLamarCorker (D-TN)
Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
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nic2 (R-TX)
dfa (C-TX)
Wesley (C-TX)
Grimm (D-UT)
Malashaan (D-VT)
Chas Robb (D-VA)
ReagansRottingCorpse (D-VA)
Rob for Virginia (D-VA)
Kneight Bauer, III (D-WA)
dzeggetai (D-WA)
John Davis (D-WV)
D. Pryce (R-WI)
Rob for Wisconsin (D-WI)

Representatives voting Nay:
Don Young (R-AK)
Arthur Jensen (D-AZ)
murrayhead (R-AZ)
mmartin2 (R-AZ)
Matthew Faustini CA (R-CA)
Corey D. Bowen (C-CA)
Ralph Allen (R-CA)
Gibson2 (R-CO)
Matthew Faustini (R) (R-FL)
llm (R-FL)
Bucksizzle (R-FL)
Richard Heying (L-GA)
Buck4Prez (R-GA)
Fred Patton (R-IL)
NebulaIL (D-IL)
Corey D. Bowen I (C-IL)
David Wetzel (L-IL)
Harry Caray (R-IL)
dzgIN (C-IN)
Senor Bananas (R-IA)
Chris Vrenna (D-KS)
NebulaKY (D-KY)
Seabiscuit (R-KY)
mmartin (R-LA)
Tim Allen (R-LA)
Joker of Maryland (R-MD)
Baxley Robuck IV (D-MA)
DeroyalGop2 (R-MI)
Crimson Viking, Jr. (R-MN)
Crimson Cardinal (R-MO)
Joker of Jersey (R-NJ)
ATownBuck (R-NC)
John Ashbrook (R-NC)
Locust Sang (D-ND)
case (R-OH)
Oral Roberts (D-OK)
dzgPA (C-PA)
Stetson Kennedy II (D-SC)
Lord ECK (D-SD)
Nemesis Enforcer (D-TX)
Russell (R-TX)
Matthew Faustini TX (R-TX)
witten (R-TX)
dzgTX (C-TX)
Corey D. Bowen III (C-TX)
shadrachdomal (D-TX)
Crimson Cavalier (R-VA)
whec (R-VA)
Senor Pins (R-WA)
RoB-WV (R-WV)
dzgWI (C-WI)
Joker of Wisconsin (R-WI)
Richard B. Cheney (R-WY)

Representatives answering "Present":
Ronald Reagon (R-AL)
Theying (R-AR)
Ace Frehley (R-CA)
VitterCa (R-CA)
lordjeebus (D-MD)
Ed Ma (D-MA)
Maxwell Jones (D-NV)
Ed Hudson (D-NJ)
doodle dandy (D-NJ)
Begoner (D-NJ)
Swift (R-NM)
Stendido (D-NY)
twoodardNC (D-NC)
Steve McQueen (R-PA)
Mithridates (R-PA)
Husky Immortal (R-SC)
Gene Simmons (R-TX)
Hubert Farnsworth (R-UT)

Representatives not voting yet:
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paragonCA (D-CA)
giorgio_25 (D-CA)
GoldenBoy (D-CA)
Robert McHale (R-CA)
Dawson (R-CA)
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Deedie Day (G-CA)
CAWolfe (D-CA)
Tyron Charr (R-FL)
Andrew "Gator" Min (R-FL)
paragon FL (D-FL)
Greengrich (C-GA)
tater (R-ID)
UMPIL (R-IL)
JoCaVa6 (D-MD)
Thomas Rickett (D-MD)
Fred Knickerbocker (R-MI)
UMPMI (R-MI)
Corey D Bowen II (C-MN)
Farmer Brown (R-NE)
paragonNJ (D-NJ)
Joao (D-NY)
alevine14 (D-NY)
Mbenjamin5 (D-NY)
Constance Monroe (R-NY)
BronxBob (D-NY)
Mink Stole (D-NY)
bluedevil (D-NC)
iWiLLRuLE08! (R-PA)
Melissa Brown (R-PA)
David Horowitz (R-SC)
George Allen (R-TX)
dandrus911 (C-TX)
JoCaVa5 (D-VA)
Razor Clam (R-WA)
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