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How Americans got stuck with endless drug ads (Original Post) Goonch Feb 23 OP
Yes and we're supposed to educate ourselves on our condition and medication bucolic_frolic Feb 23 #1
Haven't you heard? All experts are bad! Being educated and experienced in a thing Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 23 #9
I remember the time without the ads. This trend is another that has removed our appreciation sinkingfeeling Feb 23 #2
"I saw this medication on TV, and that's what I need." Aristus Feb 23 #3
I want to try Skyrizi but I have neither bowel nor skin problems. Earth-shine Feb 23 #4
👇👇👇👁️👁️ Goonch Feb 23 #14
I had a great endocrinologist until he MOMFUDSKI Feb 23 #5
Personal favorite: limbicnuminousity Feb 23 #6
My favorite Endo MOMFUDSKI Feb 23 #7
I worked at a pharma company in the 80's bedazzled Feb 23 #8
They need more controls on these ads dv421 Feb 23 #10
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 23 #11
Does anyone remember the E*Trade ad for a fake drug called Nozulla? redwitch Feb 23 #12
👇👇👇👁️👁️ Goonch Feb 23 #16
They're easy to turn off. mike_c Feb 23 #13
Loads of things are "easy" that many people still don't want to have to do. Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 24 #20
Most illnesses can be treated with natural medicines, like herbs, and homeopathic medicine. Escurumbele Feb 23 #15
You mean the ads with everyone jumping around while the narrator tells you Wonder Why Feb 23 #17
Diet and exercise will keep most folk healthy pfitz59 Feb 23 #18
The Purple Pill... Blue Idaho Feb 23 #19

bucolic_frolic

(43,609 posts)
1. Yes and we're supposed to educate ourselves on our condition and medication
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:54 PM
Feb 23

Does that mean the doctors aren't up to the task?

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,776 posts)
9. Haven't you heard? All experts are bad! Being educated and experienced in a thing
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:36 PM
Feb 23

means you're a terrible person and probably a traitor. That's why we need a POTUS who's a fucking moron (and criminal, and misogynist, and racist, and...) Way better than someone with any of that evil expertise!

In case this is needed:

sinkingfeeling

(51,510 posts)
2. I remember the time without the ads. This trend is another that has removed our appreciation
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:04 PM
Feb 23

for education, experts, and science. Just as everybody can express their views on social media, everybody can diagnose themselves and demand a certain drug.

Aristus

(66,553 posts)
3. "I saw this medication on TV, and that's what I need."
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:08 PM
Feb 23

"Well, based on my evaluation of your condition, and my examination, this medication isn't really the best one for your condition."

"I KNOW MY BODY!!!"


 

Earth-shine

(4,044 posts)
4. I want to try Skyrizi but I have neither bowel nor skin problems.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:11 PM
Feb 23

Skyrizi does both. But it's two separate commercials and two different catchy songs!

MOMFUDSKI

(5,848 posts)
5. I had a great endocrinologist until he
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:36 PM
Feb 23

retired. Said all pills were bad but sometimes you had to take one for your health. Said he was tired of all the newfangled pills coming out and preferred the tried and true medicines. He and I were on the same page. Before I saw him I went thru a bunch of pills for diabetes and was nauseous for 7 years. Actos wrecked me and there was talk of putting a black box on it. I finally went to insulin as a refuge.

limbicnuminousity

(1,407 posts)
6. Personal favorite:
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 02:38 PM
Feb 23

The ads that don't mention the disorder being treated. They usually have the list of potential side effects that is longer than the ad itself.

MOMFUDSKI

(5,848 posts)
7. My favorite Endo
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:22 PM
Feb 23

retired. Said all pills were bad but sometimes you had to take one for your health. Said he was tired of all the newfangled pills coming out and preferred the tried and true medicines. He and I were on the same page. Before I saw him I went thru a bunch of pills for diabetes and was nauseous for 7 years. Actos wrecked me and there was talk of putting a black box on it. I finally went to insulin as a refuge.

bedazzled

(1,773 posts)
8. I worked at a pharma company in the 80's
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:30 PM
Feb 23

Dealing with advertising and the FDA. TV ads were not allowed. Magazine ads had to print the entire package insert with every ad. Would be even more expensive now, with endless adverse reactions. Including death ... yikes!

I always laugh when I hear "ask your doctor." I am sure some dopey ad knows best.

dv421

(171 posts)
10. They need more controls on these ads
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:36 PM
Feb 23

I think the ads should be required to state the retail cost per dose, and disclose if any government or university funds were used in research and development of the drug. My primary MD says he hates the ads, patients come in asking for these drugs which are not appropriate in their cases or are prohibitively expensive. Remember all the hepatitis C drug ads from a few years ago? The cost of a full course of those drugs was well into 5 digits in the US, but about $500 in other countries. From what I remember, the cost is the US was based on what insurance would pay and not on the actual cost of the drug.

One more reason we need a single payer system.

My favorite side effect from one of those commercials was "you may not remember preparing and consuming food."

Response to Goonch (Original post)

redwitch

(14,956 posts)
12. Does anyone remember the E*Trade ad for a fake drug called Nozulla?
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 03:48 PM
Feb 23

The possible side effects include projectile vomiting,giant eyeballs, the condition known as hot dog fingers and last but not least: children born with the head of a Golden Retriever. Hilarious ad!

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,776 posts)
20. Loads of things are "easy" that many people still don't want to have to do.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:25 PM
Feb 24

Also, when you don't know the circumstances, preferences, sensitivities, etc. of the people involved you really don't know what's "easy" for them.

Finally, there's the concern that many people don't turn them off and the effect that has on the health & well-being of Americans.

Escurumbele

(3,421 posts)
15. Most illnesses can be treated with natural medicines, like herbs, and homeopathic medicine.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:46 PM
Feb 23

My Dad had a heart attack many years ago, he was prescribed some "medicine" which of course had side-effects, my Mom's cousin was a Surgeon but he had gone to homeopathic medicine, he started treating my father, an it was fantastic. My Dad regained his energy, he felt great and he lasted a long time feeling great. The day it happened, it did the way he wanted, he didn't even notice it, it was so fast, I still miss him terribly, but he had a great life, he was a great Dad.

Wonder Why

(3,390 posts)
17. You mean the ads with everyone jumping around while the narrator tells you
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 05:10 PM
Feb 23

about the potential "fatal events". I always wondered how you could have more than one.

pfitz59

(10,430 posts)
18. Diet and exercise will keep most folk healthy
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 05:40 PM
Feb 23

Sadly the US diet of sugar and sodium, coupled with sedentary lifestyle is killing us. No drug can cure it.

Blue Idaho

(5,077 posts)
19. The Purple Pill...
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 05:49 PM
Feb 23

Had a doctor friend of mine who used to go crazy over his patients that would demand a prescription for “the purple pill” even though they didn’t know what it did. They just saw the people in the ads having so much fun they wanted some too.

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