Prohibit Prescription Drug Advertising

Last updated: Mar 10, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Ben Chipman, Senate 27 - Cumberland County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1673



UPDATE: The committee voted the bill Ought Not to Pass.


This bill amends current law, which allows the advertising of prescription drugs only if the advertisement is not misleading, to ban completely, beginning January 1, 2020, the advertising of prescription drugs, either by broadcast by a television or radio station in this State, over the Internet from a location in this State or in a magazine or newspaper printed, distributed or sold in this State. A violation is a violation of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act.