TV prescription drug ads minimize risk information

Prescription drug ads on television still do not present a fair balance of information, especially when it comes to the risk of side effects. – A new University of Georgia study finds that most of prescription drug ads on television still do not present a fair balance of information, especially when it comes to the risk of side effects.

New warning for nonoxynol 9 OTC contraceptives in US

Nonoxynol 9 or N9 in the widely available stand-alone contraceptive products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule that requires that manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) stand-alone vaginal contraceptive and spermicidal products containing the chemical ingredient nonoxynol 9 (N9) include a warning that the chemical N9 does not provide protection against infection from HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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