2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC69
Submitter : Ms. Judy Adams Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:08
Organization : Taste of Europe
Category : Government
Issue Areas/Comments
Dear Sirs;

Drug advertisements on TV networks have bothered me since day one. I was hoping something would occur where I could state my view - thank you for making this available.

Drugs should NOT be advertised to the public under any circumstances. Drugs of any kind should be kept within the boundaries of medical practitioners who can best determine what is needed after a thorough examination of the patient.

We all know psychotropic drugs have severe side effects like suicide and murder and that those mental "diseases" are made up for the purpose of shutting up the problem and prescribing more drugs.

Someone sees an ad and calls the doctor saying they need such and such a drug they saw on TV, when really they may have a nutritional problem or an allergy.

I find it extremely offensive seeing and/or hearing drug advertisements, especially psychotropic, mind altering drugs. To me that is just legal drug pushing, no better than dealers on the street hawking their poison.

Judy Adams