2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC342
Submitter : Mrs. JoJo Zawawi Date & Time: 12/09/2005 11:12:19
Organization : Mrs. JoJo Zawawi
Category : Drug Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear Sir/Madam:

Thank you for this hearing. My problem isn't so much that drug companies advertise, but in the case of psychiatric drugs, the FDA allows them to lie through their teeth. These lies include:

1. That psychiatric drugs handle a "chemical imbalance of the brain" or similarly, "correct neurotransmitter levels", etc.; and

2. That psychiatric drugs are safe (lie) and effective (lie).

Regarding #1 above, psychiatrists don't know what a proper chemical imbalance is (they have even admitted that there are no tests to determine if a chemical imbalance even exists), so they therefore cannot say what is an improper balance.

In regard to #2 above, these drugs have many severe effects and side effects so are not safe. The FDA approves these psychiatric drugs although, by empirical evidence, they barely beat out the placebo and often less effective than excercise in helping depression. It is a recognized fact that such drugs cause suicidal and murderous tendencies.

It is time that you, the FDA, stop allowing the lies as opposed to looking at the unconstitutional alternative solution of denying the freedom of speech to advertise.

Please let me know by return email that you understand my comments.

JoJo Zawawi
Glendale, CA