2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC146
Submitter : Mrs. Caralyn Percy Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:12
Organization : Mrs. Caralyn Percy
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The 'chemical imbalance' claimed to sell psychotropic mind altering drugs is a falsehood and a lie. Truth in advertising is compromised tremendously with these ads for drugs such as Zoloft, Paxil, Adderal and many other of these mind altering drugs. They do not help the consummer and the side effects are horrific. Additionally, some college students have been using the information in these ads to 'prescribe' these drugs to their friends and roommates even though they have no license to practice medicine. They read the ads, note the purpose of the drugs, order them or fake the symptoms to get prescriptions and then with their 'stash' of prescription meds they sell them to other college students. This has got to stop. And the threat of lawsuits apparently doesn't affect the drug companies because they are making BILLIONS and can easily pay off the plaintiffs. ENOUGH. Their lies need to be exposed and their drugs pulled off the market.