2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC72
Submitter : Ms. Stacey Payne Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:30
Organization : Ms. Stacey Payne
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I am very much against the commercials and advertisements for the public which portray medicines that are necessary to effect a change in an emotional situation, especially those that are formated in such a way that appeals to young children. I think that it needs to be stopped and that regulations are put in place to effectively warn people that short of handling their issues without medications we are suggesting that poeple rely on a "pill" to solve their problems. Children need to be protected from this message, and from what I have seen personally, this form of advertising leads one to believe that the solution to their problems is to take something. this si far from the truth, and it represents the general thinking that has lead millions of teenagers, and adults to seek something off a shelf to fix thier problems. We have become a society of quick fixes and yet I do not ever see anyone getting any better from these mediacations. I see people become science experiments changing from one crug to another, which indicates to me that these to not work. i see doctors prescribing things that they know nothing about, except for what a sales rep has told them. I feel that a doctor needs to have training and certifications stating that they are fully educated in what the side effects and outcomes could potentially be from taking these medications.

Short of a wide-spread ban on all these medications, I feel that the comsumer should not ne bombarded with false and sometimes deadly information. that inevitably gets into the hands of our children.