2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC126
Submitter : Mr. Jon Via Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:00
Organization : Citizens' Commission on Human Rights
Category : Consumer Group
Issue Areas/Comments
Fifteen years ago my group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights, protested the lethal 'side effects' (actually they are the direct effects) of psychiatric pharmaceutical drugs on all citizens who have trustingly believed the advertisements made directly to them through the media. This trust extends to children of parents who have put their faith in the pharmaceutical come-on advertisements and inadvertently forced these children to use them - only to have the child alarmingly affected by the 'side effects' and/or withdrawal horrors, too often resulting in the child's death. At the root of this is heartless, profiteeering and FRAUDULENT advertising coming from the irresponsible pharmaceutical agencies who would put their billions in yearly income above the safety of their consumers - and acting criminally to boot by making clever but absolutely FALSE claims that high activity of a child is a 'disease' and that there is a 'chemical imbalance' in the brain as the actual and only cause. Knowing that they have never researched and obtained proof of this hypothesis, the pharmaceuticals have carefully worded their ads with such phrases as 'It is believed to be a chemical imbalance ...' and other such safety clauses - which would be unnecessary if their theory had any actual proof or truth. It is time for the pharmaceutical industry and its bedfellow, psychiatry, to be brought under the law.And cutting off their fraudulent direct-to-consumer advertising is but a start: After all, they have the blood of every child who has had to die because of their negligence and greed, the grief of every parent who trusted these cowards and the will have the wrath of every citizen once they are brought under the law for their criminality. It is well past the time that justice was served.