2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC357
Submitter : Mr. Patrick Spruill Date & Time: 12/09/2005 11:12:06
Organization : Mr. Patrick Spruill
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Please stop the drug companies from advertising their drugs on TV and radio with false information, like drug imbalances in the brain for which there is no clinical evidence but they speak of it as a fact. The public has come to accept such statements as fact since they have heard it so much. These drugs have terrible withdrawal symptoms also, yet no one speaks of these. I have seem people when they reduce their anit-depressant drug dosage, they have a difficult time emotionally. When I hear about crimes committed by someone with bi-polar because he was off his medicine, I wonder it the withdrawal symtoms is not what caused it.