2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC179
Submitter : Miss. Jennifer Rich Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:58
Organization : Miss. Jennifer Rich
Category : Drug Association
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Please ban Psychiatric Advertising. When I see ads for drugs I want to scream. There is no physical evidence that ADHD is even real. These ads encourage people to think they might have a 'Disorder' because of behaviour or mannerisms or emotions. None of those are tissue samples. You know if you have Lukemia because they take a blood sample. Psyches do not do this. They ask you how you feel or tell you how you feel and then give you a drug. A friend of mine went to a Psyche several years ago. Her son had bitten into an electrical cord and his face was severely damaged. She became depressed at the thought that her child may grow up ugly. The Psyche put her on Paxil. seven years later, her son has healed almost completely and the little scar he has has made him even more handsome. But she is still on Paxil. She is no longer depressed, but now, she can't get off the drug and it has very bad withdrawel symptoms. It makes her crazy if she doesn't take it. The fact is, the Psyche never should have put her on it. He told her she was 'Clinically Depressed' and that she had a chemical imbalance in her brain. That is stupid. She was rightly depressed during a difficult time. That's normal. Someone dies, you are sad. Your kid gets hurt, you are upset. That's NORMAL. In fact, if she wasn't upset, THEN maybe something would have been wrong with her. You might question her sanity! I have seen so many commercials that actually lure people into thinking they might have some 'disorder' it is baffling. And they are on the radio, too. It's flat out fraud and it has to stop. I can't believe the government actually grants them my tax dollars. These drugs are ALL harmful and in highly addictive categories-the same as cocaine. Yet, children are on Ritalin! And Prozac! You are in the position to stop this. It's actually criminal. And you can stop it. Please put a stop to it. Just think about it, if the Psychiatrists had the answer to madness, there would be LESS crazy people in the world. But somehow, there's millions more each year! Where do they come from? What happened? The world just suddenly went nuts? I don't think so. I think a lot of people aren't nuts, but are being convinced they are by being told they have 'symptoms of a disorder'. I think it's being done so the Psyches can profit from selling drugs. It's legal drug dealing. They create a new disease every year and suddenly everyone and their brother has it. Only, there's no physical test for it and no vaccine. In fact, they include claiming you don't have anything or fighting against them as part of the symptoms! So you can't even defend yourself! This blatant brainwashing through television ads and radio ads makes me angry. It's probably a symptom somewhere in their diagnostic books. Please put a stop to it. You never know, you or your child could be next!