I Am Sick of Prescription Drug Commericals

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    In English This Morning...

    We had an in-class essay and the prompt was 'Most irritating advertisements'. I wrote about prescriptions drugs commercials and more specifically erectile dysfunction ads. Christ. I can't watch 5 minutes of TV without "ask your doctor if Viagra is right for you"...
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    4 Responses Jan 10, 2008


    I hate it when they explain all the horrible side-effects while the scene shows a little woman running through a field of daisies with her puppy, or some other random juxtaposition like that.
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2007


    Man these people with herpes got it made...White water rafting , mountain biking etc. All you have to do is take this drug and you are off.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    Stupid Drug Commercials!

    My son and I laugh our ***** off on these dumb commercials. "Suffering from depression? Take xtremestupid, it will give your life back!" Then they tell you the side effects..In some patients sever depression has resulted with thoughts of suicide, other effects include Headaches...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2011

    These Are So Detrimental to Health Care

    Before these came along, people would investigate health matters on their own, not thinking that ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING should have a pill that cures it!  There are so many people going around thinking that because Valtrex is advertised, herpes can be cured.  WRONG...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    1 Response May 30, 2008

    My Favorite

    is when they don't tell you what the drug is for. I'm all like, hah, this is why I got a Tivo and don't watch live TV any more...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2008

    Public Cry For Something New

    Do you feel their is a public cry for a change in the health industry? Do you desire to see people well? If so visit: www.mygenewize.com/savannah . Let me know what you think!
    Savannah01 Savannah01
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    Taking You For a Ride

    The big drug companies had to do something to promote their products because the AMA and the federal governments are now starting to look at all the perks and kickbacks that were once an overlooked practice in the medical community. Now they have us self diagnosing ourselves and...
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    1 Response May 11, 2008

    A Pill For You...

    it seems to me that in todays day and age there is a pill for EVERYTHING... Whether ya cant get an erection or if you have Rosacia You can get a pill for that.. But have you ever sat and listened to the endless list of side effects...SH!T i think that the side effects are worse...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

    The Cure-all For Today's Ills

    Are you tired of being who you are?  Aren't your problems causing you anxiety and stress, maybe depression, maybe it's affecting your sex-life or causing you to break out or lose your hair, or contributing to any number of other potential health issues that you may not even...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    Against a Treaty

    The United States signed a treaty that said it would not advertise drugs commercially. (I'm trying to find out if that was all prescription drugs or just psychotropics). Either way, I dont think they should be advertised. People see these drugs on TV, and then they try to...
    honeybunch honeybunch
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2009

    Very Sick and Tired.

    I don't believe that drug companies should try to market their own drugs on cable at all. They should stay away from the public completely. Let the doctors and physicians take care of the drug companies. They know what drug will work for what decease. Also, at the end of most...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2007


    They are all the same. Why bother to show them on T.V?    
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    Why are they on TV? Only Doctors can

    and should prescribe these things and this is up to the Doctor. It is not up to the patient to ask a doctor for a drug it is up to the patient to be diagnosed by the Doctor and up to him and his training as to what he advises you to do. I honestly don't like being...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    My God

    They are on every 5 minutes, they go on forever, they ruin good songs, and the side effects are worse than the actual thing the drugs are for.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    The Best Line Ever:

    If you or someone you know has died from taking this medication..."You" or someone you know!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 27, 2011

    My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee

    "My comfort in my suffering is this, your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:50As I struggle with the new symptom of my Multiple Sclerosis that causes terrible and sudden nerve pain I find myself in the unique situation of feeling emotional and at peace at the same time...
    girl4god girl4god
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2012

    Shut Up Already!

     Viagra commercials are bad enough, what with a bunch of idiotically grinning idiots all enjoying the fact they can't get it up.  What makes me want to hurl the TV through the window is how most of the commercial is taken up with disclaimers and "fine print"...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 12, 2008

    My Opinion...

    I think that this is a symptom of the healt care problem in this county.  Everyone wants to have instant results, (and the drug companies are happy to fulfill that wish).  You may actually have to work to achieve the resluts you want...and I'm thinking of diet pills...
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2008
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