2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC262
Submitter : Mrs. Trish Quigley Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:48
Organization : Mrs. Trish Quigley
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I have been shocked to see the increasing in Psych drug advertsiing omn TV radio and even basic magazines like PEOPLE, which promote the need and use of Pyschdrugs to supposed cure poeple and address conditions like "Chemical imbalance" which have not been proven to exist. This is false advertising and promises something which si untrue. It takes advantage of people who do have situations in their life and need an answer and instead they get can get hooked on expensive psych drugs which do not handle the cause of the situation in anyway! This ads are misleading and appalling and I am suprised the drugs companies are allowed to advertise like this at all. All it does it line thier pockets with money and result in more drugged up people in this country. Shouldn't doctors be trained in whatever valid medications are available and then prescribe them for their patients where then they are necessary, instead of promoting to the public as a groups classifying everyone as a patient!

What is this country coming to!
Sincerely, Trish Quigley