2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC260
Submitter : Mr. Russ Kobrin Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:34
Organization : Mr. Russ Kobrin
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
As a parent and a person, these ads disgust me. It makes these drugs seem as the way to a happy life. If you're happy being a zombie, fine. I have heard people say "well what about ads for other drugs, like Prilosec?". Apples and Oranges. Prilosec treats an ACTUAL physical situation that a Dr. can prove exists, not some made up way for drug companies to profit.

Comparing Paxil to Prilosec is like comparing a hydrogen bomb to a fire cracker.

These ads need to stop. They prey on the uninformed who ultimately end up in a life of zombie-hood or worse yet, dead or having killed someone else. How many schools need to be shot up by a kid on Ritalin before we actually do something?

I am not opposed to people being treated by medicine for proven medical conditions. None of the "mental disorders" treated by SSRIs and similar drugs have been proven BY anyone or TO anyone.

Please do something about this.