Physician suggests consumers be wary of pharmaceutical advertising

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Pharmaceutical spending on direct-to-consumer advertising reached $5.2 billion in 2015, but Kevin Campbell, MD, writes in U.S. News & World Report that the advertising may harm the general population. Campbell suggests consumers be informed, talk with doctors about the risks and benefits of medications and remain skeptical of advertising claims.