2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC343
Submitter : Ms. Sandra Ford Date & Time: 12/09/2005 11:12:54
Organization : Ms. Sandra Ford
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Dear FDA: The below quote is by Margaret O'K, Glavin, FDA's Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. This quote was regarding some kind of soap and the FDA is warning the public. Here is the quote:
"We will not tolerate the marketing of products that use deceptive and untruthful claims to lure consumers into potentially dangerous situations," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, FDA's Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs. "We consider it a significant public health hazard when consumers are deliberately deceived into using potentially dangerous products that promise health benefits but deliver only risk of harm."

This is from your web site. As regards the false advertizing of psychiatric drugs, how about applying your own policy, and protect the public. These drugs are extremely dangerous. You put a black box warning on them yourselves to warn the public that they can cause suicide and violence. Europe has banned them in anyone under 18 years of age. Witness the school shootings and rampages of all types - Andrea Yates. The list goes on and on. Do you know how many of them were on psychiatric drugs? I do. Have you done your homework? I can't believe you'd warn the public about soap, and let drug companies advertize pure poison for a non-existant mental illness. Chemical imbalance? This and other "disorders" are voted into existence by the APA, by a show of hands. FDA, please do your homework. PRotect the American people. Do your jobs.