2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC402
Submitter : Mrs. Melissa Bittner Date & Time: 12/19/2005 11:12:37
Organization : Mrs. Melissa Bittner
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am very concerned about the false statements contained in psych drug advertisements. For instance, there is no "chemical inbalance" as evidenced by scientific tests. This statement about a "chemical inbalance" is false and is not substantiated by actual scientific research and testing. It gives a false impression that psych drugs are safe to take since mental difficulties are caused by such "chemical inbalance." Plus there is not near enough discussion about the very serious and sometimes permanent side effects of these psych drugs. The FDA has issued various warnings which should be discussed in these advertisements. This will give a full and balanced statement to people considering using such psych drugs.