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Re: Direct-to-consumer advertising in the US

Posted by Christ_empowered on June 16, 2011, at 10:07:46

In reply to Re: Direct-to-consumer advertising in the US jono_in_adelaide, posted by zonked on June 15, 2011, at 12:33:44

I think the psychiatric drug ads bother me because it is possible to "self-diagnose" and get an Rx, especially if you're not talking about a controlled substance. Remember the older Cymbalta commercials--"Depression hurts," a messy room, a frustrated looking individual? Yeah, OK, we've all felt that way; Cymbalta isn't going to help all that much for the vast majority of frustrated people out there.

I seem to recall seeing print ads for controlled substances, which is kind of ridiculous. I mean, an ad for Vyvanse and adderall? Really? Since when do you have to actually *advertise* amphetamine? My favorite one, though, was for that dissolving and I think flavored xanax.


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