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Drug Commercials Over Kill on Television

Drugs, aka medications, are being advertised in excess these days!

I mean, Give me a break! I have been seeing a flood of television advertisements that repeat 24/7 about this and that drug from everything from arthritis to zombie syndrome.

T his has got to stop! There is no need for this. The television shows I like to watch are ruined every day by repeat commercials for medications that makes me think the media is owned by big pharmacy. Am I the only one who feels this way? Or do you also share this sense of "Enough is enough and too much is way too much."

O ver kill is what I have to call it, because, I have seen enough of these repeat drug commercials to make me into someone who is " somewhat slightly dazed ", to take from some lyrics in a song by David Bowie.

Read this article by USA Today online.

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MegL wrote on February 14, 2018, 2:18 AM

Adverts were one of the reasons I gave up on T.V., many years ago. The advertisers must obtain financial gains or they wouldn't do it.

VinceSummers wrote on February 14, 2018, 9:15 AM

My favorite expression in drug ads is: "Ask YOUR doctor if $%^*())& is right for you!" Whoops! I meant to type in a name, not my feeling...

BarbRad wrote on February 16, 2018, 11:47 PM

I hate these commercials and long to go back to the days when doctors and drug manufacturers and manufacturers of certain more personal products weren't allowed to advertise on TV. I am glad that the drug ads by law also have to mention the possible side effects. For me that negates the entire ad.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 17, 2018, 4:55 PM

It completely negates the ad. If only the ones who bought the ads by going out to purchase those drugs took a few extra seconds to make an intelligent and educated decision before impulsively getting them and moreover, without first talking it over with their doctors.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 17, 2018, 4:56 PM

Yea. And if your doctor has any sense, he or she will tell you to forget about it.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 17, 2018, 4:58 PM

I am with you on that. But, I still tend to watch television but simply mute commercials in real time but if recorded, I fast forward to get past them.