2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC301
Submitter : Mrs. Jan Johnson Date & Time: 12/09/2005 10:12:47
Organization : Mrs. Jan Johnson
Category : Drug Association
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Allowing drug companies to advertise mind-alerting drugs on TV forwards a false impression that psychiatric drugs handle a 'chemical imbalance of the brain' or
'correct neurotransmitter levels', when these statements are unproven.
It also implies that psychiatric drugs are safe (lie) and effective (lie).
Psychiatrists don't know what a proper chemical balance is, so how can they say what is an improper balance, especially when they have no tests to diagnose a brain's chemical balance. Psychiatric 'disorders' are subjective diagnoses, created by the vote of conclaves of psychiatrists.
These drugs have many severe effects and side effects so are not safe. The FDA approves these psychiatric drugs although they barely beat out the placebo and are often less effective than excercise or proper nutrition in easing depression. America is already the most drugged society on Earth. The only people who benefit are the drug companies and their stockholders.