2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC229
Submitter : Dr. Stephen Yao Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:20
Organization : Dr. Stephen Yao
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
I'm an orthodontist. I see a lot of young people every day. I see kids being "labelled" a certain this mental problem and that mental syndrome. They are then being medicated on a life-time basis!! How can you put someone on some medications that have no proof of efficacy, forever?! Obviously, the drug doesn't work! If it does, the problem is cured, right? Someone has a infection, he takes some antibiotics for a week, the infection goes away and you stop the med.It is as simple as that! Psychiatrc medications don't work! In fact, the kids on these so called medications are like zombies or obedient dogs following others orders.I dont' want my kids or any other kids to be like that. To be so life-less!! not to mention the possible side-effects that they casually mention in passing !! That's so utterly irresponsible!! So, you ask me how I felt about the drug company mass advertising directly to the public to increase sales of their products, I am definitely want it banned completely !! The doctors should be the ones that diagnose and prescribe medications as needed, not drug companies trying to fatten their own wallet!!