2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC37
Submitter : Dr. Gerald Bliss Date & Time: 11/18/2005 02:11:59
Organization : Asheville Homeless Network
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
All the ads I've seen on TV or in magazines are hopelessly misleading. The side effects are worse than the effects. But you simply MUST control ads that claim a health benefit that is not supported by evidence -- all the psych drugs fall into this category, as there is NO evidence supporting the "chemical imbalance" theory. Remember the heart drugs which would heal us by stopping arrhythmia? How many more died because you allowed drugs that treated according to an unproven theory? It's your job to stop this kind of voodoo medicine, and stop it you must.