Do Consumers Understand TV Ads For Oncology Drugs?
US FDA plans to conduct a study to evaluate consumer comprehension of oncology indications in direct-to-consumer television advertising.
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Agency hasn't named the celebrity that will participate in the study on the impact that celebrity and non-celebrity endorsements have on consumer perceptions about Rx drugs.
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