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

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."

Yes and we're supposed to educate ourselves on our condition and medication bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #1
Haven't you heard? All experts are bad! Being educated and experienced in a thing Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2024 #9
I remember the time without the ads. This trend is another that has removed our appreciation sinkingfeeling Feb 2024 #2
"I saw this medication on TV, and that's what I need." Aristus Feb 2024 #3
I want to try Skyrizi but I have neither bowel nor skin problems. Earth-shine Feb 2024 #4
👇👇👇👁️👁️ Goonch Feb 2024 #14
I had a great endocrinologist until he MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #5
Personal favorite: limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #6
My favorite Endo MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #7
I worked at a pharma company in the 80's bedazzled Feb 2024 #8
They need more controls on these ads dv421 Feb 2024 #10
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2024 #11
Does anyone remember the E*Trade ad for a fake drug called Nozulla? redwitch Feb 2024 #12
👇👇👇👁️👁️ Goonch Feb 2024 #16
They're easy to turn off. mike_c Feb 2024 #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 2024 #15
You mean the ads with everyone jumping around while the narrator tells you Wonder Why Feb 2024 #17
Diet and exercise will keep most folk healthy pfitz59 Feb 2024 #18
The Purple Pill... Blue Idaho Feb 2024 #19
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