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It appears, according to TV commercials, that there is a Miracle Drug for everything, and I mean ANYTHING that ails you. Forget about the Snake Oil salesmen of the past, doctor's today don't have to use bells and whistles to sell Big Pharmacy Drugs, all they need is medical credentials, a prescription pad, millions of dollars spent on ads promoting pie-in-the-sky cures and a gullible populace that truly wishes to believe, good health is just a pill away! When are we going to grow up and realize, most professionals don't care about YOU, there’s just too many of YOU for them to feel honest compassion towards. Thus, YOU become just a dollar sign to them and to Big Pharma who keep filling bottles with pretty colored pills, not fully tested, until years down the road on the people who swallow them.


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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    A search for truth will find injustice!

    by thinkingblue on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 07:31:40 AM PDT

  •  what does the video conclude? (3+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, grover, Catte Nappe

    Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. uid 52583 lol

    by terrypinder on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 07:41:55 AM PDT

  •  i've heard so much about Big Pharma shills... (4+ / 0-)

    ... that I finally tried to become one.  Yet despite being pro science-based medicine for years, my emails to the PR departments and HR departments go unanswered!

    What do I have to do to become a properly-paid Big Pharma shill?

    We got the future back. Uh-oh.

    by G2geek on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:17:38 AM PDT

  •  And the alternative is to refuse all (0+ / 0-)

    medical treatment and have a life expectancy of 25?

  •  Most people WANT a miracle drug (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, FG

    And they don't care about side effects.

    It doesn't matter if the drug might cure liver cancer or liver spots, people will clamor over each other to get it.

    Ask any family doctor or internist... They'll tell you.

    Heck, my dog's dermatologist started to tell me about a brand new drug but said it is so new, long term effects are unknown, and she can't recommend it. She was apologetic. I asked her why. If we have no idea if it's safe, then we don't use it. This is a drug for allergies.

    She said owners have been coming in demanding it.

    It's been in the market a couple months.  


    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 09:20:38 AM PDT

  •  FDA sets pharma advertising policy in USA (4+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, blueoasis, blackhand, FG

    In the USA, it is the food and Drug Administration that writes the rules regarding the advertising of pharmaceuticals.  Direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals was outlawed until 1985.  Prior to 1985, drugs could be marketed to physicians, but not to the general public.  After 1985, businesses could advertise pharmaceuticals directly to consumers, but the regulations required that the full risks of using the medication be disclosed in the adverts.  This typically required multiple pages of print ink.

    In 1997, the FDA changed the requirements for broadcast advertising, allowing for less information about the risks of the medication in advertisements.  Modern TV ads for pharmaceuticals were born.  Not surprisingly, spending on pharmaceuticals increased dramatically after that.

    it should be pointed out that the FDA continues to maintain strict requirements about testing for efficacy and safety of medications before the drugs are sold in the USA.  This has not changed with regulations about advertising.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 09:23:35 AM PDT

    •  Have you noticed the tone of voice used when (0+ / 0-)

      Discussing some of those side effects.  "Side effects may include ... list of horrible afflictions ... including death"  Said in such a way as to make it sounds like it is a good thing.

      "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

      by blackhand on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 11:10:33 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I remember reading a comic (0+ / 0-)

    That said something to the effect that with the current focus of big pharma, we will soon have an elderly population with firm huge boobs and rock hard dingers but won't be able to recall any idea of they should be doing with them.

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 11:12:28 AM PDT

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