|2005N-0354||Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC66|
|Submitter :||Ms. Mary Anderson||Date & Time:||12/07/2005 06:12:45|
|Organization :||Ms. Mary Anderson|
|Category :||Drug Industry|
| I think that advertising of psychiatric drugs should be banned from TV and print. The ads are misleading as they promote a chemical imbalance theory which is just a theory and is like saying that muscle pain is due to a lack of enough aspirin in the body. The drugs promote more ill effects and don't help anyone live a better life - just a drugged life - the solution is not to drug any one - especially kids - these ads are foul and don't even point to the truth about what the drugs do to a person or to the fact that they are little better than LSD or any other psychadelic. The ads should be banned - as we did with the cigarette industry - they promoted and deceived - ban the drug companies from this irresponsible promotion.
see this article http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg18825252.500