2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC175
Submitter : Mr. Mick McCoy Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:31
Organization : Mr. Mick McCoy
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I don't watch much TV but when I see the drug companies producing psychiatric drugs advertising every single spot on some programs I get very concerned.

The fact is that the chemical imbalance they're trying to correct doesn't exist. The chemical cocktail they're serving up to unsuspecting Americans can cause a wild variety of unknown or mispredicted side effects on people.

If I was going to have such a wild mood swing that I'd go actually insane and do damage to someone as a result of my taking one of these drugs I'd think twice. Yet the advertising shows a beautiful and tranquil serenity is achieved by taking these products. It is, frankly, bs.

Please do something about this false and misleading advertising which is helping poison our society.