GAO Report on $1 Billion Media Campaign Against Drugs
Anti-Drug Media Campaign: An Array of Services Was Provided, but Most Funds Were Committed to Buying Media Time and Space GAO-05-175, March 31, 2005. Highlights.
“Since 1998, Congress has appropriated over $1 billion for the media campaign. However, a 2003 report by the Senate Committee on Appropriations expressed some concerns about the media campaign, including concern that a large portion of the campaign’s budget had been used for consulting services rather than the direct purchase of media time and space.”