DRUG ADVERTISING - FACT OR FICTION
January 11, 2003
NewsWithViews.comThe drug industry spends twice as much on advertising as on research. Unfortunately, these advertisements are false propaganda driven by corporate greed rather than the health interests of the American people. The FDA sends out approximately 100 letters each year to pharmaceutical companies demanding that they change their television commercials due to false claims. In these letters, the FDA concludes that the given pharmaceutical company is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act due to overstating benefits, displaying inaccurate safety profiles, and minimizing the risk of side effects. Specifically, Schering has been cited 10 times since 1997 due to false claims made by advertisements for Claritin. Further, the manufacturers of Celebrex have been cited three times for implying that the drug was more effective than demonstrated.
False advertising is the norm among many industries and as such is a non-issue. The pharmaceutical industry however is different. The end result of their false advertising, over the last 30 years, has been the unprecedented number of fatalities averaging one death every 5 minutes! These deaths, as reported by the Journal of the American Medical Society are a direct result of so-called "proper usage" as prescribed by doctors. And you thought terrorism was a threat? As of today not a single pharmaceutical company has ever been taken to court over false advertising!
This is not an attack on western medicine. In fact, the latest technology in emergency medicine has been an asset to the longevity of human life. Endeavors made by emergency room doctors are admirable to say the least. This is an attack on the ignorance and greed of the American people, including doctors, patients, and pharmaceutical companies. The reliance of drugs, surgery, and high-tech equipment for healthy living is killing us and according to the latest statistics, most of us will be overdosed on FDA approved drugs before we will ever need the expertise of an emergency room doctor. Take the power back! Start with a war on FDA approved drugs by learning about natural alternatives and proper diet.
© 2003 Shane Ellison - All Rights Reserved
Shane holds a Master's degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand industry experience with drug research, design and synthesis. He is committed to raising health awareness by exposing the shocking and sometimes-frightening truth behind FDA approved drugs, sports supplements, and natural medicine. Combined, his unique experience allows his clients to live naturally healthy for life with natural medicine! Learn more by visiting http://www.health-fx.net