Most drug manufacturers tend to argue that raising awareness of certain diseases helps to achieve an overall improvement in public health. “Lilly... ... middle of paper ... ...now that I am guilty myself of seeing ads on television or in magazines that make me wonder whether or not I need to be on it. Of course as luck would have it, when Lilly launched their drug Sarafem which is a drug to treat premenstrual disforic disorder or PMDD, I did seek the advice of my doctor just in part to the symptoms they listed. This is something that I suffered with for years and blamed it on my birth-control pills. Yes, I had those days when I looked in the mirror and wondered who was looking at me.
When in reality they most likely will kill or give the people life long illnesses. Then returning back to the United States with a illness that could infect others around them . If and when these people get sick they can not be helped because this type of medicine has not been approved by the FDA a.k.a Food and Drug Administration. If the FDA hasn’t approved the product than there is no cure for the illness or abnormal abscess.The FDA requires that the “medicine” is safe for the people using it. As a result, some manufacturers of medicine will add substances.
But these false advertisements are misleading consumers onto unnecessary treatment. Advertisements have one primary purpose that is to persuade. Prescription medications Ads tell the consumers to get treatment and also imply that they have the need for it to solve their problems. Since prescription Ads have been introduced, the pharmaceutical industry has drastically increased. Manufactures of the pharmaceutical drugs are making more money now than ever.
Rush down to your local physician and life will be perfect, right? Do these advertisements have a place in healthcare, where they could be potentially dangerous? Although educating the public about treatment options is not a bad thing, these advertisements are misleading the public into unnecessary treatment. We first have to look at what an advertisement is intended to do: persuade. Advertisements for prescription medication are not only persuading the general public to get the treatment, they are telling them that they have the affliction.
They think it is very dangerous. However, some people think that you should be able to do whatever it is you want to put in or do to your own body. Studies have shown that people turn to CAM because they want to expand their options. People think that CAM can help you take charge of the way you deal with having breast cancer, and that it may help to reduce pain, fatigue, and nausea. None of this implies that mainstream medicine has no problems or failings because it does.
Advertising Psycho Pharmaceuticals I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, so I decide see my medical doctor to seek her advice on what I can do about my mental health. When I meet with her, she asks me if there have been any changes in my life that might explain my depression. Unfortunately, I cannot think of any particular cause for these feelings. My doctor suggests that I start taking a drug to help me overcome my unhappiness. She tells me that she can prescribe it right now if I want her to.
The improvement of physical and mental health due to pharmaceutical or prescription drugs, has given Americans a sense of protection and trust against drug medications. In today’s time, expanded use of prescription meds are a key component of modern health care. What Americans often fail to realize is that even though these drugs may seem safe, they can pose a threat to human life. Many consumers fail to read or pay attention to the drug labels upon use. Consumers often overlook prescription drug labels because the “labels fail to attract attention” (Bello).
What are some of the positive and/or negative consequences of the use of DTC marketing by pharmaceutical companies? Who is impacted by these consequences? The use of DTC marketing by pharmaceutical companies has both positive and negative consequences for the parties concerned in this issues. Positive consequences: • It is an advantage for patients because, before advertising by pharmaceutical companies, patients used to follow blindly what their doctors asked them to take as medication without really understanding it or knowing all the options available. Now, they are more informed about medications.
Because of money. Notice that in all commercial breaks there is a commercial advertising some kind of pill for a certain kind of problem. They make so much money that the drug companies can employ thousands of lobbyists to bribe, lie, and payout almost anyone they need to to get them to advertise their product. Even politicians benefit from the pharmaceutical companies, and if politicians have their back, then how can they be expected to be stopped? Modern medicine has no doubt done wonders for many people to get better from illnesses, but this industry is getting way out of hand.
Even though this type of advertising campaign allows most drugs to be cheaper overall, consumers should be concerned about the ethical and psychological effect it might have because of the type of massive advertising campaign it has become. This particular study will go on to explain the unethical impact a campaign like this has on side effects and addictions (Findlay p39). In the United States over the last twenty years, the media has also started increasing advertising in this manner to both consumers and doctors. The media targets sources like magazines, internet, TV and social networks to gain the consumers attention (Gerald 7). This type of advertising campaign creates awareness about a drugs and maximizes profits but is also used to education consumers and an information source for medical experts (Gerald 7).