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
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
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