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    Does Your Spouse Affect How you Perceive Drug Safety? An FDA Study Aims to Find out

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced another proposed study of consumers who watch drug advertising on TV—the second this week—this time trying to assess how spouses influence how consumers understand a drug's benefits and risks. Background FDA frequently studies consumer behavior as it related to drug advertising. An overview of recent studies is as follows: Date Topic Study Summary January 2012 Corrective Advertising Study to assess wh...
  • FDA Updates Regulatory Definitions to Better Accommodate Same-Sex Couples, Families

    A new guidance document published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to clarify the meaning of "spouse" in an era where that no longer means "man and wife." Background FDA's guidance comes in the wake of a June 2013 Supreme Court decision in the case of United States vs. Windsor in which the court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. In the US, the act of marriage is regulated not at the federal level, but ...