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Old 04-15-2018, 08:53 AM
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People just tune that noise at the end out and focus on the happy people in the ads who are all better. As you point out, it's almost comical when the announcers read them.
It is indeed funny to see just how happy those people appear to be. They are running and jumping and dancing and laughing and having the time of their lives. It astonishes me that consumers buy into this, but apparently they do.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:21 AM
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My favorites are crazy supplements with " years of studies and trials" that will treat your baldness, prostate etc but " are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases ".... wtf!
That's the state of the regulatory regime -- you can make these claims if you follow it up with a boilerplate disclaimer.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:25 AM
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It is indeed funny to see just how happy those people appear to be. They are running and jumping and dancing and laughing and having the time of their lives. It astonishes me that consumers buy into this, but apparently they do.
And there's always ten seconds or so showing the patient meeting with his or her sincere and concerned doctor, and nodding thoughtfully.
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During the weekdays, at 2:30am the show "the doctors' is on and boy the crazy shat I seen so far. Just Friday was about your butt itching may be from anal worms. EEKS!!!
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My favorites are crazy supplements with " years of studies and trials" that will treat your baldness, prostate etc but " are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases ".... wtf!
The alternative/integrative medicine world is truly a morass IMHO. But for economic reasons, mainstream institutions seem to be adopting it and offering it to their patients. E.g. the Cleveland Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital here in Boston.
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And there's always ten seconds or so showing the patient meeting with his or her sincere and concerned doctor, and nodding thoughtfully.
For a lot of America they get told who their doctor is. I think they care but our system sucks bad. (imo)

As for the commercials and the endless side effects of curing the sniffles, they are a cause for laughter almost each time. It's like, ok, I have a headache and if I take this medicine it may cause internal bleeding, diarrhea, swollen glands, scoliosis and a whole litany of side effects up to and including, death. How many do I take?
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:21 PM
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For a lot of America they get told who their doctor is. I think they care but our system sucks bad. (imo)

As for the commercials and the endless side effects of curing the sniffles, they are a cause for laughter almost each time. It's like, ok, I have a headache and if I take this medicine it may cause internal bleeding, diarrhea, swollen glands, scoliosis and a whole litany of side effects up to and including, death. How many do I take?
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After you hear the litany of side effects, doesn't it cross your mind that maybe this medicine just isn't as safe as it should be?
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After you hear the litany of side effects, doesn't it cross your mind that maybe this medicine just isn't as safe as it should be?
CYA, Barry. You gotta keep the lawyers quiet.

I like to track the time between the initial release of a new medicine and the first ad regarding a class action lawsuit if you’ve taken that medicine.
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I'm sure you have some amazing stories to tell Frank. But I'm guessing you won't be telling them on a public chatboard.
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CYA, Barry. You gotta keep the lawyers quiet.

I like to track the time between the initial release of a new medicine and the first ad regarding a class action lawsuit if you’ve taken that medicine.
I recommend "Pharmageddon" by David Healy, M.D.
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