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FTC / Physicians' Advertising Ban Ruling / American Med. Association #51916

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
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(Studio) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) administration judge's ruling that American Medical Association should remove ban on mbrs.' advertising reported Rule must be approved by FTC (Federal Trade Commission) cmsrs. to be effective, it's noted. AMA's reaction described.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Americans' expenditures in physicians' offices in 1977 stated; FTC (Federal Trade Commission) staff reports of prices being inflated because physicians can't advertise to be competitive noted. Judge's ruling on issue given. AMA's pledge to fight implementation of ruling mentioned. [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. James SAMMONS - says there's no legal precedent for federal bureau to write or approve code of professional ethics.] Sammons' reported concern about unscrupulous physicians using ads to entice people detailed. Response to this by FTC spokesperson Alan Palmer given.
REPORTER:. George Strait

Reynolds, Frank

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