Did you know pharmaceutical ads are illegal in other countries? Before the Affordable Care Act aka “ObamaCare,” health insurance was unattainable to millions in the U.S., but has been free in every other country for years. Commercials about drugs and new pills; the substitution of NARCAN as opposed to a junkie weening off heroin and the constant bombardment of remedies for erectile disfunction is out of control.
The constant questioning of if your this or that. The warnings of how you can contract shingles if you’ve had the chicken pox. The majority of people have had chicken pox. Shingles is brought on by stress. If you’re a hypochondriac forget it; if you’re a person that worries a lot you’re in trouble; if you’re one that is succumbing to the constant messages of fear being delivered through media you’re at risk. These commercials are without a doubt convincing people that they’re sick. “If you suffer from any of these symptoms ask your doctor about…” WHAT!?!? How about if I’m feeling something is wrong I tell the doctor and he prescribes the medicine for the ailment diagnosed – isn’t that’s how it’s been working up until…, Oh about 10 years ago. It’s probably been even longer, but it seems like spots about prescription drugs, took a hell of a spike at the turn of the century and even more in the last decade.
Pharmaceutical spots are the new cigarette and liquor ads of yesteryear…
An article on Direct to Consumer Advertising: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm143562.htm
UPDATE 6/5/17 On Ohio Suing Big Pharma: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/ohio-sues-big-pharma-blaming-drug-makers-causing-opioid-epidemic-n766706
The second of two articles FUNKALICIOUS has done about the atrocities of the pharmaceutical industry – a link to the first below…