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STAT-Harvard Poll: Most Americans Oppose Speedier Drug Approval, Support Getting Prescription Drug Ads Off TV04:33
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The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed in 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, Mass. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed in 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, Mass. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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A new poll, conducted by the health and medicine publication STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, finds that a majority of Americans oppose speeding up the approval process for new prescription drugs and medical devices. The poll also finds strong support for banning pharmaceutical companies from advertising prescription drugs on television. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets more on the poll results from David Nather, Washington Editor for STAT.

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This segment aired on May 11, 2016.

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