2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC362
Submitter : Mr. Maurice Blehert Date & Time: 12/09/2005 11:12:31
Organization : Mr. Maurice Blehert
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
The FDA has in the past been rather lenient with the pharmaceutical companies and let them get away with a great deal. Now the number of people aware of the lies in pharmaceutical ads (especially those on SSRIs) is not in the thousands, but in the millions and growing. So please knock off the rationalizations and get rid of the pseudo-scientific explanations that attribute all mental illness to some never proven "chemical imbalance." It's the imprimatur of "SCIENCE" that has tens of millions (including millions of children) on these damaging drugs that, at best, produced results only slightly better than inactive placebos.