• Corpus ID: 43282268

Risk-Taking and Rulemaking: Addressing Risk Compensation Behavior Through FDA Regulation of Prescription Drugs

  title={Risk-Taking and Rulemaking: Addressing Risk Compensation Behavior Through FDA Regulation of Prescription Drugs},
  author={Kristen Underhill},
  journal={Yale Journal on Regulation},
  • K. Underhill
  • Published 2013
  • Business
  • Yale Journal on Regulation
Despite widespread acclaim for their potential to reduce public health harms, technological advances in health and safety frequently raise the ominous specter of risk compensation behavior-the possibility that individuals protected by these technologies will increase their risk-taking on the belief that they are protected from harm. Risk compensation has been a rallying cry for opponents of new technologies such as the HPV vaccine, needle exchange programs for drug users, or prescription pills… 

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