Prescription Drug Marketing Act
- This article refers to a federal law. For other meanings, see PDMA.
The Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) of 1987 (P.L. 100-293, 102 Stat. 95) is a law of the United States federal government. It establishes legal safeguards for prescription drug distribution to ensure safe and effective pharmaceuticals. It's designed to discourage the sale of counterfeit, adulterated, misbranded, subpotent, and expired prescription drugs. It was passed in response to the development of a wholesale sub-market (known as the "diversion market") for prescription drugs.
- Regulation of therapeutic goods
- Good Distribution Practice
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA, USA)
- Pharmaceutical marketing
- Disease mongering
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Report to Congress, June 2001
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Report to Congress, June 2001 (PDF)
- California Department of Health Services Website, Food and Drug Branch page (State agency provides background on federal PDMA)