What’s your opinion about the quantity of pharmaceutical commercials on television?
Are there too many or not enough? Why?
StatPos, I think pharmaceutical companies show the right quantity of pharmaceutical commercials on television basically because most of these commercials are advertising the blockbuster drugs that a vast majority of people lives and health depends on. I do not believe many prescription drugs do not need to be advertised since a lot of them are only for smaller segments of the population. Information for these less significant drugs can be obtained directly from your doctor.
the ammount is crazy but the reason for so many is our aging population and peoples fear of being sick. with the aging population, drugs are needed to keep them healthy i guess or so they are lead to believe. also so many people these days are afraid of getting sick so they will buy anything offered to make sure they stay healthy.
I think there are too many of them.
In fact it almost seems like they make up a name for a common problem like "Restless Leg Syndrome" so they can announce a cure. Other times they come out with a pill to "go along" with another medication that was designed to solve the initial problem. Pharmaceutical commercials are clearly using the consumer to drive sales. I must admit I do find the long list of side effects at the end of the commercials entertaining though. :-)
A few years later lawyers are signing up clients for class action lawsuits....etc
I think it's ridiculous how every other advert is for prescription drugs, many for 'conditions' that Big Pharma made up to peddle their wares. What's even more ridiculous is that people are so gullible and uninformed that they actually believe Big Pharma's claims and don't even consider the side-effects (serious life-threatening ones).
Thankfully, there is a growing segment of enlightened people who are actively seeking alternative therapies for their physical problems.
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