The US is one of the only countries that allows advertising of both over the counter (OTC) and prescription medication. However, OTC medication is not required to issue a balance of risks and benefits when being advertised. Research has shown that OTC advertising rarely has a balance, and often includes more benefits than risks. Stephanie Prymas, Consumer Health Research Analyst at Euromonitor, discusses whether OTC advertising should follow the same guidelines as prescription only medication.
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