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Big Pharma's Got your number.

I HAVE BEEN GETTING PRETTY FED UP WITH ALL THE PHARMACY ADS ON TELEVISION LATELY

And as you well know, the frequency of repeated advertisements for all those drugs on television can be a bit disturbing because of their very subject matter and of course the SIDE EFFECTS as the pleasant female or male voice over makes it sound like the side effects were like having a meal on a Luxury Cruise Ship to the Bahamas.

DO ANY BROADCAST CHANNELS OPT OUT OF THESE BIG PHARMA COMMERCIALS OR ARE THEY ALL LOCKED IN ON THEM FOR HUGE PROFITS?

The answer is probably that the only station on television worth watching that doesn't have a barrage of constant drug commercials is the Public Broadcasting PBS channel.

Let's see what Google has to say about it. Here is a link to an article that is spot on this topic and you will enjoy reading it as it will let you know that you are not alone feeling the way I do and most other people who watch any amount of television today.

ARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADS ON TV DRIVING YOU CRAZY?

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VinceSummers wrote on May 3, 2018, 2:03 PM

I take the fewest pills I have to, and only for conditions that will truly be benefited, without sacrificing unduly other parts of the body. It's been good for me...

Bensen32 wrote on May 3, 2018, 3:00 PM

I'm sick of them too. But that is big pharma, and our countries way now. Push the drugs and jack the prices. Healthcare is a joke, insurance, pharma, it's all about the money not the treatment and certainly not about the cure. If they cured people of all their illnesses how would they make money?

MegL wrote on May 3, 2018, 6:06 PM

Advertising of prescription only drugs on UK TV is banned. I had to look that up, as we don't have TV so I didn't know whether the law had changed, but no, their advertising to the public is still banned.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 4, 2018, 12:50 AM

You have to. It's your body and your life, and the only person who really knows what works and what doesn't is you the person who is taking the medication. I take only what I feel I really can without hurting myself with side effects. Amlodipine Besylate in 5 mg doses doesn't make me swell nearly as much as 10mg. I have other ways of lowering blood pressure, in my case, I take a few Fish oil tablets, with Omega 3 and garlic when I have it available and drink green tea for it's anti-oxidant benefits.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 4, 2018, 12:51 AM

Exactly! They are in it for the money and don't mind pushing it down our throats so to speak.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 4, 2018, 12:53 AM

I really have to say, your country is better off not having it. Television is a master manipulator. It's commercials, even the banal ones can lull you into a false sense of security by going out and purchasing certain products. The commercials in general all bother me on a very deep emotional and intellectual level. But I have no one to blame but myself for watching it. I can always just unplug the set and walk away.

MegL wrote on May 4, 2018, 5:48 AM

They use data and psychology to keep you tied to the box, so don't feel too bad about not being able to turn off. Many people in the UK have a recorder, so they can watch catch-up tv and skip the ads.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 4, 2018, 1:17 PM

It is a better method. I also prefer to fast forward ads on a prerecording of a favorite television show.