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TigerExtreme
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Member since Nov 2011
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Why are there ads for prescription drugs?

Running commercials for prescription drugs that the general public can't buy makes no sense. Only a doctor can get you those drugs and the doctor decides what you are going to get.
My cousin is a doctor. He gets visited by drug reps all the time! So why ads for the general public?
I think the reason behind the ads is to keep you convinced you need a drug for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!
Look a the filled prescription walls at CVS or Walgreens! Hundreds of filled prescriptions.
The medical industry is convincing us that our bodies are incapable of healing itself. You can't do anything without prescription drugs.


lsunurse
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tidalmouse
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greystreettoker
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
Because they cost billions to produce. They hope you see the commercial, replicate the "symptoms", and request it specifically. Money needs money.


tidalmouse
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re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
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Because they cost billions to produce. They hope you see the commercial, replicate the "symptoms", and request it specifically. Money needs money.


This ^^^^. And the OP is correct that there's a pill for everything.Some of the commercials are great though.Viagra and Cealis(sp);these guys are living like OT Ballers.They just can't get an erection.


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BROffshoreTigerFan
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Member since Oct 2007
9699 posts

re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
Making a killing

Someone else mentioned this documentary on here about a month ago I think. Everyone should watch this when they've got the time.


MBclass83
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
2186 posts

re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
1. Patient requests drug from physician
2. Physician writes perscription
3. Drug companys profit.
4. You pay more for insurance coverage.


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Sophandros
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Victoria Concordia Crescit
Member since Feb 2005
45172 posts

re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
You're barking up the wrong tree. Big Pharma is a large reason that our medical costs are out of control. For some reason, people give them a free pass.


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BuckeyeFan87
Ohio State Fan
Columbus
Member since Dec 2007
22489 posts

re: Why are there ads for prescription drugs?
Because when you advertise, people will ask for specific drugs. Win for the company.


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