S. 2876 (96th): Contraceptive Labeling and Advertising Act

Jun 25, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jacob Javits
Senator from New York

This bill was introduced on June 25, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 25, 1980
Referred to Committee Jun 25, 1980
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to require that the label and advertising for contraceptive drugs and devices state the effectiveness of the drugs and devices in preventing conception in humans, and for other purposes.


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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Contraceptive Labeling and Advertising Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that the label for contraceptive drugs and devices state:
(1) the range of effectiveness of such drugs and devices in preventing contraception in humans;
(2) the directions for use; and
(3) that professional advice should be sought to determine the most appropriate form of contraception.
Requires information labeling to accompany such drug or device which summarizes the benefits and risks and states adequate directions for use and storage.
Requires advertisements and other printed descriptive matter issued with respect to such drug or device to contain information respecting the range of effectiveness based upon clinical and use testing results.

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