2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC63
Submitter : Mrs. Luba Meltzer Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:20
Organization : Mrs. Luba Meltzer
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
Drug companies have become 'disease mongers', making everyone believe they are ill and need their drugs, when most people AREN'T and DON'T need to be on drugs. They do it to satisfy their obligations to their investors, continuing to make bank on the general public's ignorance.

Direct to Consumer Advertising by the drug industry should be made illegal. It convinces people that they have a disease or other illness when they don't.

Medicalizing normal behavior and simple bad health into diseases requiring 'treatment' and above all else, drugs which often have deadly side- effects is criminally insane.

At one time medicine actually existed to CURE illness. However, since there is no money to be made in cures, endless TREATMENTS are now being devised to keep people alive but sick for long enough to drain their bank account.

This industry is out of control, and needs to be reigned in and held accountable for the lives it has destroyed.

To start will outlawing DTC advertising by drug companies would be a very mild slap on the hand compared to the actual justice due to those whove died by pharmaceuticals.