DTC Ads: Citizen Petition Pushes For Narrow But Strict Music Ban
KEI argues a wholesale ban on music during the presentation of risk information in drug ads would be a more clear-cut way for FDA to enforce its existing goals. Others say the ban goes much further than past FDA policy and enforcement.
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