Drugmakers Believe New FDA Social Medial Rules Would Have A "Chilling" Effect On The Industry

Published: Sep 24, 2014

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Pharmaceutical companies say the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new social media rules would have a "chilling" effect on the industry and leave consumers in the dark.

The FDA in June released draft guidelines for how drug firms should use social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But pharmaceutical companies are concerned the FDA would hold them responsible for misinformation about their products posted online by third parties that the companies have little to no control over.

They say the rules would discourage them from interacting on social networks, leaving consumers without useful information about their products.

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