Pharmaceutical ads

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Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Shorty » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:34 pm

While trying to relax and enjoy TV in the evening, which of the many Pharmaceutical ads do you find the most annoying? Ones for Arthritis, High blood pressure, COPD, Psoriasis, or other conditions or diseases? How about the Cialis and Viagra ones? Warning: taking these medications may cause bloating, skin peeling, kidney or liver failure, vision problems, death, or even loss of eyebrows.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Roy » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:37 pm

All drug ads.

Come to think of it, there are few commercials about anything that do not irritate me. However by far the worst are the many for auto insurance by Liberty Mutual.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby massimo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:02 pm

I actually look forward to the one for ankylosing spondylitis, because c'mon, ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS!

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Shorty » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:07 pm

Roy wrote:Come to think of it, there are few commercials about anything that do not irritate me. .

I don't like ads either. It's the Republicans and big pharmacy that bring us ads.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:28 pm

I like the ads for non-psychiatric drugs that casually throw in the side effect of "may cause suicidal thoughts."

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby jman111 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:32 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:I like the ads for non-psychiatric drugs that casually throw in the side effect of "may cause suicidal thoughts."

'Cuz that's way better than having toenail fungus, right?

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:48 pm

I like the psychiatric drug ads that sound like they'll make you real happy. Trouble is they mention so many side-effects, that are depressing!

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby shyguy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:22 pm

By responding in detail, I realize I'll be revealing I watch far too much commercial TV in retirement, but what the heck.

Definitely all the drug ads, especially with the side effects that are usually far worse then the illness. And also, "tell your doctor if you are taking _______" -- for crissakes, isn't my doctor the one who prescribed the drug??

Catheters. Painful to even watch them. How many people need a catheter? Is a TV commercial the most cost-effective way to reach them?

Not just Liberty Mutual, altho theirs are particularly bad. Hard to believe all the insurance commercials that are out here, not just the usual suspects such as State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, but it goes on and on and on

I've taken to muting some of the ubiquitous home remodeling and window commercials. It never ends.

And then finally, actually my pet peeve - Hupy and Abraham. Geez Louise, how much dough do these guys have that they can run hours of commercials daily on station after station? They must be rolling in dough - how can they possible handle any more cases??

Oh, yes, also reverse mortgages. Make it stop!! And least Fred Thompson died and they don't run his anymore.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby gozer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:55 am

there is one for a sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitor for use against diabetes, type 2 i would imagine, but i hit the mute, coz of the butchered sinatra tune in the background -- why not use the real one? or "pop goes the weasel" if copyright fees were a problem? lord knows the viagra and cialis people missed the boat on that one and just left it lying around . . . tangentially related is a blasphemous new avon advertisement . . .

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby uwstudent » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:44 am

And remember to check with your doctor to see if it is right for you. :lol:

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Just saw a TV ad for Neulasta®. A disclaimer at the end said use might result in a "fatal event."

How euphemistic.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Madsci » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:34 pm

I hope to never have to take a drug that is advertised on TV.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby jman111 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:51 pm

If you understood how small some of those risks are, you'd probably be much less afraid. Labeling regs require disclosure of potential risks that are very near zero in some cases.

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby Cadfael » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:06 pm

jman111 wrote:If you understood how small some of those risks are, you'd probably be much less afraid. Labeling regs require disclosure of potential risks that are very near zero in some cases.

Why do they need to be advertised on the tee vee?

Wouldn't it be best if we let trained professionals decide which medications are best for us?

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Re: Pharmaceutical ads

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Cadfael wrote:
jman111 wrote:If you understood how small some of those risks are, you'd probably be much less afraid. Labeling regs require disclosure of potential risks that are very near zero in some cases.

Why do they need to be advertised on the tee vee?

Wouldn't it be best if we let trained professionals decide which medications are best for us?

We do. At least I do. We talk. We check the Internet together. Then we decide what to do. I'm 65. 5' 11". 170 lbs. Work out 3x weekly, walk over a mile on the other days.


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