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Steve Mills

What are the pros and cons of banning new drug ads?

Posted Friday, November 20, 2015, at 8:49 AM
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  • I am allergic to a lot of inert ingredients in drugs and have to be very careful.

    After seeing some of those adds you think you might have an illness!

    I'm just sick of commercials I think, they are everywhere bombarding us...They invade my dreaming sometimes now while sleeping, I pause for the commercial! Ha!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Fri, Nov 20, 2015, at 9:01 AM
  • One of the main reasons that I am against drug company advertising is that it leads to increased costs for their drugs. If the company's bottom line is attached to convincing the public to buy their drugs then that is what they will most certainly do.

    If the public wants to learn about the possible treatments for a particular condition or disease then research is the answer The studies and results have been published and are available.

    I first hand watched the medical office I worked in change when the drug companies were permitted to advertise....And it was not for the better.

    I am also against the medical community advertising...Something that is happening locally.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sat, Nov 21, 2015, at 12:13 PM
  • Opposed to saying we are a doctor certified in xy and located at xxxxxx, or more detailed advertising?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Nov 21, 2015, at 12:35 PM
  • Yes, Steve. There are programs every day on TV presented by physicians about why their office treats a disease or condition better than other offices and offering a discount to the first # of callers.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sat, Nov 21, 2015, at 1:17 PM
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