Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why So Many Prescription Drug Commercials?

Lately it seems there are so many prescription drug commercials for depression and anxiety. Maybe the weather has me watching more tv and I now see them more but I hate it to so much. The tone of the anti depressant commercials seem to make my son instantly stop anything he is doing and stare at the tv. We now change the channel if it comes on because it bothers me so much to see him stare at it. He can be playing not even noticing the tv and as soon as the horrible tune of the song starts he whips his head around to see. I just don't get it. I wonder what kinda of research went into the type of music that is played in the background of these commercials. I wonder if its some strange subliminal message. I don't mean to seem weird about it I just do not like the tv constantly advertising medicine to me. I know I can just turn off the tv but I know that won't happen in our house lol. Thankfully we have a lot of DVDs so I think we will start watching those more often than tv.
What is your opinion on these commercials? Do you think they will ever stop like how they had to stop with the tobacco commercials?


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Anonymous said...

Every commercial during the news last night was for some sort of drug. What kind of culture is this?

Anonymous said...

I think part of the reason for the commercials is to get us to buy the new and expensive drugs instead of the cheaper generics! Poor doctors, having their patients self-diagnosing and self-prescribing.

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Anonymous said...

Perhaps its part of the big brother new world order society their slowly introducing. A pseudo former soviet union style America. A person can self medicate as opposed to having it put upon them like one Mom did in Russia after she broke down in tears and upset because her son was killed on board the Kursk nuclear submarine when it collided. Of coarse some doctors in white lab jackets immediately snagged her and dragged her out after her fewer than 15 minutes of fame as you might recall.
Then they put kids on ritalin which = synthetic cocaine. Maybe no one put up much of a fight so they said lets try adding more commercials and see what happens. I do have to say I was EXTREMELY SURPRISED when I started seeing these drug commercials in 1997 after my stay in the nut house for panic attacks in 1995. Then I thought to myself: "Whats next something for guys who can't get it up?" Sure enough thats what happened with Cialis.There are natural spices which help this thing in males but if the drug companies and f.d.a. can make $$ off people why not.Hell they'll sell out the future (our children...or yours since I don't have any) for profits.Between the t.s.a. doing body searches,employers doing facebook checks on prospective new employees,political correctness run amok,you can see why I'd use the big brother analogy. Any way go figure

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