2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC222
Submitter : Mrs. Wendilynn Hechtman Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:15
Organization : Mrs. Wendilynn Hechtman
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
What is the purpose of advertising medications in magazines and on tv? I feel the purpose of the drug companies is to make a tremendous amount of dirty money. There extended purpose is to drug up our free America to a very unhealthy state - mentally and physically. If I have a medical issue, I research it on the internet and discuss it with my doctor. I do not utilize dirty money ads to prescribe drugs for myself and my family. We, in fact, try our best to eat well and get exercise so we do not have to take medications. The Food and Drug Administration should be assisting us in being more healthy, not more drugged. Psychotropics have now been labeled as unsafe. What is the purpose of the FDA in allowing these psychotropic ads to continue in print - a ploy to get the uneducated into a potentially suicidal state of mind with resultant violent deaths. We need help from the FDA banning this terror and destruction that the drug companies are reaping. The cash is vastly good for the drug companies but the victums are the American public. It sickens me to open a Weight Watchers magazine loaded with drug ads. This is a natural way to lose weight and get healthy. There is just huge profits and that is the truth. Who cares about the state of society. The FDA should. The FDA is supposed to care about it's society. The FDA needs to BAN ALL ADVERTISING to direct PUBLIC channels and this needs to be now. Look to our future with caring eyes and heart. There is something the FDA CAN DO ABOUT IT!