2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC323
Submitter : Mrs. Christine Diana Date & Time: 12/09/2005 10:12:38
Organization : Mrs. Christine Diana
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
It is very upsetting to be constantly bombarded by TV advertising from the drug companies that manufacture antidepressants. They are making incredible claims to cure everything including "chemical imbalances" that are untrue. There is no scientific evidence that there even exists this condition. This society is being prayed upon by these companies for incredible profits with devastating results. There needs to be regulations and restrictions put on these companies as to advertising and claims. Also, an investigation by an non-vested interest into these outrageous claims to cure everything including "chemical imbalances". Please refer to an article in PLOS Medicine Journal that refers to this issue http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020392.