2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC173
Submitter : Mr. Geoff Levin Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:13
Organization : Mr. Geoff Levin
Category : Media
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I have worked in marketing and media for 25 years. The volume of ads promoting drugs that purport to help mental problems borders on mass propaganda. Based on the facts there is no scientific evidance that mental chemical imbalances exist. All the stated mental illnesses are created by consensus not fact.
I strongly urge that these ads be banned from television as they support an industry that does not deal in results but only expansion of their ineffective chemical solutions.