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    Do Teenagers and Young Adults Understand Drug Ads? FDA Study Aims to Find Out

    How do teenagers and young adults interpret messages contained in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertisements? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know, and is now moving forward with a study of how adolescents and young adults (ages 13 to 30) understand the benefits and risks of drugs they learn about through advertising. The study was first announced in October 2013 . At the time, FDA noted that adolescents may understand drug advertisements ...
  • Bill Would Restrict Co-Pays, Other Cost-Sharing Measures

    • 20 March 2012
    Co-pays, cost-sharing, coinsurance and other methods used by pharmaceutical companies as an incentive for patients to purchase their drugs would be restricted under a new bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on 19 March. H.R. 4209 - Patient's Access to Treatments Act of 2012 , introduced by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Lois Capps (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), would do away with preferential treatmen...