|2005N-0354||Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC374|
|Submitter :||Mr. Anthnoy Searing||Date & Time:||12/12/2005 02:12:13|
|Organization :||Mr. Anthnoy Searing|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| Dear FDA,
Thank you for letting me comment.
The problem with drug companies advertizing psychiatric drugs is that it is feeding false data to people. What is false is this:
1. that psychiatric drugs handle a "chemical imbalance of the brain" or similarly, "correct neurotransmitter levels", etc. and;
2. that psychiatric drugs are safe (lie) and effective (lie).
Regarding #1 above, psychiatrists don't know what a proper chemical imblance so therefore cannot say what is an improper balance, especially when they have no such tests to diagnose a brain's chemical balance.
In regard to #2 above, 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 often less effective than excercise in helping depression.
It is time that you, the FDA, stop allowing these falsehoods as opposed to looking at the Unconstitutional alternative solution of denying the freedom of speech to advertise.