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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 07:08 AM
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34. My problem with them
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 07:08 AM by Patsy Stone
is that all of the drug names sound like superheroes.

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  -what is wrong with the Pharma commercials? Well let me use Aricept as an example nadinbrzezinski  Jun-24-09 08:33 PM   #0 
  - "Tell your doctor if you have liver cancer"  DefenseLawyer   Jun-24-09 08:39 PM   #1 
  - A common thread  Cresent City Kid   Jun-24-09 10:59 PM   #29 
  - and of course you have people going to their doctor and demanding this and that  ejpoeta   Jun-24-09 08:40 PM   #2 
  - THERE IS NO ETHICS HERE  HowHasItComeToThis   Jun-24-09 09:14 PM   #15 
  - My daughter is a M.D.  COLGATE4   Jun-25-09 02:16 PM   #39 
  - No, it's because she didn't even know she forgot  sandnsea   Jun-24-09 08:43 PM   #3 
  - What, you have a problem with random self diagnoses and treatments?  uppityperson   Jun-24-09 08:46 PM   #4 
  - Oooh Aricept.  HeresyLives   Jun-24-09 08:47 PM   #5 
  - Misplaced my keys, tore the place apart looking for them.  madamesilverspurs   Jun-24-09 09:15 PM   #17 
  - Isn't it funny how that works. And about the same time my keys stopped  Sal Minella   Jun-24-09 09:57 PM   #22 
  - My friend recently found her keys in the fridge  dflprincess   Jun-24-09 10:07 PM   #24 
  - It is a cover up for Mad Cow.  RC   Jun-24-09 09:20 PM   #19 
  - Describe a problem. Convince the viewer he/she has that problem. Offer the solution. Sales 101.  Skip Intro   Jun-24-09 08:51 PM   #6 
  - It is a created need, but also an ethics problem  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-09 08:54 PM   #7 
     - Oh yeah, I agree. The pharma ads should be pulled - all of them. I'm just saying their methods  Skip Intro   Jun-24-09 09:08 PM   #10 
        - And remember to mention the product name SEVEN times at least in the add  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-09 09:10 PM   #11 
  - Everything is wrong with Pharma ads. N/T  NRaleighLiberal   Jun-24-09 08:57 PM   #8 
  - Snake Oil  safeinOhio   Jun-24-09 09:12 PM   #12 
  - you forgot "a waste of money and resources"  Celebration   Jun-24-09 09:12 PM   #13 
  - I have long believed that pharma shouldn't be allowed to advertise Rx drugs  me b zola   Jun-24-09 08:59 PM   #9 
  - Adds to the cost of the drug  Spangle   Jun-24-09 09:13 PM   #14 
  - Most countries do NOT allow advertising of prescription drugs  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-24-09 10:04 PM   #23 
  - But if there were no ads - how would I know that there is a drug  dflprincess   Jun-24-09 10:09 PM   #25 
  - There was a psychiatrist on Thom Hartmann's show the other day  Jane Austin   Jun-24-09 09:14 PM   #16 
  - British Health system pays for Aricept as does Irish. I would trust  quiller4   Jun-24-09 09:52 PM   #21 
  - I heard that interview.  SeattleGirl   Jun-24-09 10:12 PM   #26 
  - Aricept can make dramatic improvements following head trama  unc70   Jun-25-09 05:14 AM   #30 
  - Why was she even expected to cook for a crowd every week?!  madeline_con   Jun-24-09 09:19 PM   #18 
  - That is what I think every time I see that ad  csziggy   Jun-24-09 10:16 PM   #27 
  - that was exactly my first thought  Neecy   Jun-25-09 01:48 PM   #37 
  - like the leg cramp thing  riverwalker   Jun-24-09 09:42 PM   #20 
  - The dancing balloon bladders at the class reunion is the worst.  Contrary1   Jun-24-09 10:53 PM   #28 
  - Sociologists point out that my generation (boomers)  pink-o   Jun-25-09 06:58 AM   #31 
  - Best new drug name? Aciphex!  mikeytherat   Jun-25-09 07:01 AM   #32 
  - That ad makes me laugh because by the time they get through  Vinca   Jun-25-09 07:05 AM   #33 
  - My problem with them  Patsy Stone   Jun-25-09 07:08 AM   #34 
  - Advertising of prescription drugs should be illegal.  alstephenson   Jun-25-09 01:05 PM   #35 
  - I understand that pharma should have the right to advertise  sentelle   Jun-25-09 01:41 PM   #36 
  - There are lots of examples  Neecy   Jun-25-09 01:56 PM   #38 

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