Q&A on the FDA Request for Comment on First Amendment and Commercial Speech Issues

What is the FDA's Request for Comment?

When are comments due?

How do I submit comments?

What should I say in my comments?

How should I present my comments?

What is the existing law with regard to commercial speech?

Why shouldn't commercial speech have strong constitutional protections?

Relevant FDA Notices and Related Material

Relevant FDA Notices and Related Material

Suggestions for Submitting Comments

On corporate constitutional rights and commercial speech

On Direct-to-Consumer pharmaceutical advertising

On Tobacco advertising

Background Infromation

Corporate Constitutional Rights and Commercial Speech

Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising

The FDA Announcements and Comments

Request for Comment pdf version

Announcement of extension:

The FDA has extended the period it is seeking comment until September 13, 2002.

It will accept responses to comments received until October 28, 2002.

Where to go to comment:

You can submit comments by mail to:
Dockets Management Branch,
Food and Drug Administration,
5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061,
Rockville, MD 20852.

Send two copies.

Or, you can submit comments electronically.
Scroll to "02N-029-Request for Comments on First Amendment Issues"

Or, you can go directly to the form.

Key Points to Make from Essential Action

- About Corporate Rights and Commercial Speech

- About Direct-to Consumer Advertising

- About Tobacco Advertising

Submitted Comments of the National Organization for Rare Disorders

< http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/800471a4.pdf>

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