2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC309
Submitter : Mr. W. Gene Hunt Date & Time: 12/09/2005 10:12:53
Organization : Mr. W. Gene Hunt
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I want to comment on the excessive amount of advertizing for psychotropic drugs on TV. The increase of drug companies telling me or my children that they need this pill of that pill to "be the real you" is totally misleading. Additionally, those that talk of a "chemical imbalance" are not based in fact, even the head of the APA says there is no evidence of this. The promiscous use of "legal" drugs, is, in my estimation, a major contributor to the street drug culture in our society. The only way to fight that is to tell the truth that drugs, of any sort, only alter one, not fix them.