2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC85
Submitter : Mr. doyle mills Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:12
Organization : Mr. doyle mills
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I demand first that the FDA put an absolute stop to any and all psych drug advertising that refers to the "chemical imbalance" marketing program. That's right - marketing program - not theory, not science, not even a pretty good guess. It's just marketing. If you can convince the public that they have a physical illness, it's easier to sell the drugs.

And second, I would like an investigation into where this fraud started, with prosecution to the full extent of the law in any case of fraud or violation of informed consent statutes.

Third, the whole notion of selling drugs by convincing people they have an illness is questionable. It's one thing to promote a drug to people diagnosed with a illness by a doctor. It is quite another to promote symptoms to convince people they have a certain illness so they'll ask for your drug. Certain members of our society, in fact millions, are suggestible, and the drugco marketers are taking advantage of that weekness. It's despicable and should be stopped.