Cancer Drug advertising on TV needs to stop
The US and Australia are the only two countries that allow drug advertising on TV. The rest of the world has banned this practice. Why do we allow Big Pharma to peddle prescription drugs to American citizens, bypassing a doctor, that needs to prescribe the medication? Doesn’t that make the doctor my drug dealer?
A US citizen takes ten times more prescription drugs then any other Industrialized nation. We consumed 60 percent of the world anti-depressants. Has this improved our life expectancy?
But the biggest issue I have with these advertising commercials, on TV for cancer, is that I have breast cancer and it reminds me I have breast cancer in the middle of a perfectly great day. It destroys my happiness and elevates my anxiety. I don’t want to be reminded I have cancer twenty times a day!
I feel these drug commercials are abusive to cancer patients and need to STOP!