|2005N-0354||Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC94|
|Submitter :||Mrs. Deborah Schrock||Date & Time:||12/07/2005 06:12:25|
|Organization :||Mrs. Deborah Schrock|
|Category :||Individual Consumer|
| Regarding the Consumer Direct Promotion of Regulated Medical Products mainly antidepressants, the advertising campaign revolves around the idea that there is a chemcial imbalance in the brain and that the advertised drug can "fix the problem". This is a farce! There is no scientific evidence that such a chemical imbalance exists, let alone that any drug helps correct it.
By promoting such products, it promotes handling a problem with a drug - why not promote getting out in the community and helping someone else. This will surely help the person even more than taking a drug!