2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC163
Submitter : Ms. janet McClure Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:17
Organization : Ms. janet McClure
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I have just read an most enlightening article on this web site - http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get- document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020392
The data contained within this document shows me that TV ad claims for antidespressents citing curing chemical imbalances are false. Many countries follow the US's lead and so I would like the FDA to take a stance and stop this false advertising. The world is becoming place full of drug addicts- some 'legitimately' for false reasons...much better to find the real reason for the depression than to mask it with drugs, when the placebo effect is almost as effective ( and definitely MUCH safer)!