John Edwards is spending another day in New Hampshire, where he plans to file to appear on the primary ballot. After that, he's scheduled to make a policy speech at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.
On Sunday, Edwards said prescription drug companies should wait
two years to begin advertising their new products to consumers.
The proposal is part of plan that Edwards says will regulate what he views as misleading drug ads. He noted that annual spending on such ads nearly has quadrupled to $4 billion in the decade since the government relaxed rules on advertising directly to consumers.
He says the two-year delay would prevent television ads from driving consumers to drugs that haven't been proven safe. In addition, Edwards' plan would require drug companies to get Food and Drug Administration approval before launching major ad campaigns.
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