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Generic Drugs PSA - Safe and Effective

Safe and Effective
A script for a 60-second recorded radio announcement about generic drugs.
This resource is also available as an audio file (mp3).

SFX:                AMBIENT SOUND.

MAN 1:           (FRIENDLY CHALLENGE) Oven mitts.

MAN 2:           (KNOWINGLY) Safe and effective.

MAN 1:           O.K…mouth guards.

MAN 2:           Safe and effective.

MAN 1:           Hmm. Bungee cords.

MAN 2:           Oooh. Usually safe and effective.

MAN 1:           I've got it. (PAUSE) Generic drugs.

MAN 2:           (CONFIDENTLY) Definitely safe and effective.

MAN 1:           Really?

MAN 2:           Yup.

MAN 1:           Generic drugs, huh?

MAN 2:           Yup.

MAN 1:           But are they…

MAN 2:           (INTERRUPTING) Ahh, completely approved by FDA.

MAN 1:           Is that so.

MAN 2:           It IS the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

MAN 1:           Some kind of…review?

MAN 2:           They check everything. Performance…quality…

MAN 1:           But what about…

MAN 2:           …manufacturing…labeling…

MAN 1:           Everything, huh?

MAN 2:           Tough, multi-step review process, my friend.

MAN 1:           All approved.

MAN 2:           By FDA.

MAN 1:           FDA.

MAN 2:           Safe and effective.

MAN 1:           Hmm…how about…(PAUSE)…shark cages.

MAN 2:           (SARCASTICALLY) One would hope so.

ANNCR:         To learn more about the safety and effectiveness of generic drugs in America, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, call 1-888-INFO-F-D-A, or visit www.fda.gov. Generic Drugs. Safe. Effective. FDA Approved. Brought to you by the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.