SPOTLIGHT: Should FDA's info be in all DTC ads?

First consumers, now Congress. Two lawmakers asked the FDA to mandate that all TV ads for prescription drugs include contact info for patients to report serious side effects to the agency. The impetus? A Consumer Reports poll that showed 16 respondents had a side effect serious enough to send them to the doctor or hospital--but 35 percent of respondents didn't know they could report side effects to the FDA. Article

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