Silverman: Governor Should Protect Public Health by Signing Misleading Attorney Ad Legislation

A television ad announces, “this is a Medical Alert.” As the FDA logo is displayed on the screen, a dire voice, suitable for a horror movie trailer, gets viewers’ attention, telling them a medication they are taking causes a lengthy list of serious health conditions and death. “Call, right now!” The problem is that this ad is not a public service advertisement sponsored by a government agency or health organization. It is a disguised ad for legal services.