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    Posted: 14 May 2019 at 3:40pm
I'm switching back and forth between news this morning, and literally every other commercial is a drug commercial.  There are a few others sprinkled in there - financial services and so on - but it's cancer, psoriasis, arthritis, on and f-ing on.  I haven't seen the one with the sweater yet - that is the absolute worst.   
CNN:  Oh here's the psoriasis one again (it was just on msnbc).
Switched the channel to MSNBC:  One for cancer.
FOX: No commercial, scaring people about immigrants
One down to the Weather Channel:  psoriasis, and the one about heart attacks and Bayer (then one for Boost presumably to keep you alive long enough to need medicines for psoriasis, cancer and heart attacks).
I hope at some point legislation is enacted to get these drug commercials off the air.  They don't need to be advertising to the general public. 
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And they all say to "Tell Your Doctor about this or that"

Ever tried to "TELL" your doctor ANYTHING !!!!!

Besides...…...…...….For the money doctors get...……….   I want them to TELL ME !!!!
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i think u two have determined the basic demographic of both news and game shows-the ELDERLY & INFIRM. i work a lot from home so the tv is essentially white noise(barring Lets Make a Deals fab AMERIKAN GREEDFEST) but man if i have to hear about bloody stools or any other side effect-death being possibly the TOP 1-i am gonna SCHVITZ
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Pro Publica has a nice search feature that allows you to check how much money your doctor takes from drug companies:
https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
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...and they are ALL the same: Model attractive upper class looking white people at their million dollar looking homes with token minority friends doing "normal" things like flying a kite or hiking or going on a picnic or shopping at a farmers market or volunteering at a soup kitchen or joining up with other upper class white people and token minoritys letting floating glowing things up into the night sky all in slow motion while smiling like lunatics Ermm
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Lets not forget the low background music...….with "Not A Rapper In Site"
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Originally posted by Sunny Sunny wrote:

Pro Publica has a nice search feature that allows you to check how much money your doctor takes from drug companies:
https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
My doctor got $1852.  I wonder if that's considered a lot.  The only drugs he tries to push are generics.  And the first thing that he did when I started going to him was cut my BP medication way down.  My former doctor was a revolving door for drug reps.  It used to piss me off when he'd make me wait so that he could talk to one of those smarmy assholes.
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Drug commercials in the morning get me all confused to the point of not knowing what kind of drugs I should choose to kick the day off - and all those names! I swear! Why can't they just give them nice street names that are easy to remember?Cry

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The good news is a law was passed to require the prices of the drugs to be disclosed.  I think a lot of ads will disappear because they won't want to tell you that...

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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

The good news is a law was passed to require the prices of the drugs to be disclosed.  I think a lot of ads will disappear because they won't want to tell you that...


Is that really true about the new law?  That's awesome!  Would they have to do that on the commercials themselves or just like on print ads or if you call a toll free number for information?  I wonder how small the print will be when they show the price...
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Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

The good news is a law was passed to require the prices of the drugs to be disclosed.  I think a lot of ads will disappear because they won't want to tell you that...


Is that really true about the new law?  That's awesome!  Would they have to do that on the commercials themselves or just like on print ads or if you call a toll free number for information?  I wonder how small the print will be when they show the price...
And how long the price will actually have to stay on the screen to meet the letter of the law.  I'm all for any laws that regulate or put pressure on these assholes, but they always seem to find a way around regulations.  And paying fine for them is the same as dropping a quarter in a gumball machine would be for people like me.
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Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:

Originally posted by caroln242 caroln242 wrote:

Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

The good news is a law was passed to require the prices of the drugs to be disclosed.  I think a lot of ads will disappear because they won't want to tell you that...


Is that really true about the new law?  That's awesome!  Would they have to do that on the commercials themselves or just like on print ads or if you call a toll free number for information?  I wonder how small the print will be when they show the price...
And how long the price will actually have to stay on the screen to meet the letter of the law.  I'm all for any laws that regulate or put pressure on these assholes, but they always seem to find a way around regulations.  And paying fine for them is the same as dropping a quarter in a gumball machine would be for people like me.
On the serious side:
The business of acquiring the same drugs at (often) 1/10th the price in Canada is real - getting them back across the border is a very grey area - sometimes left up to the border agents, believe it or not.
When I see my doctors up at The Den, I always get prescriptions written for both US and Canada (my doctors are in the US). If I don't like the price/co-pay, I go grab them in Ontario. 
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And if you don't get a prescription as per PaWolf……  And go to Canada to try a save a little cash.....And get caught...……… You can be arrested, tried, convicted, and jailed...………
 
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Well, no you will not. In fact, there are grass-roots groups organizing trips to Canada to purchase large volumes of insulin to help diabetics living on fixed incomes in the US, which is causing a LOT of confusion in the legal circles, right now. They are doing this as the co-pay cost of Type 1 Diabetes drugs generally eat up most of the money a person living on a fixed income receives. For once I am hoping this is a case where "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" does NOT apply. I fully support these sort of efforts against 'Big Pharma' - time to get some serious cost controls in place and save more consumers.
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These never ending bastids are infuriating.  They all parrot the same crap, "ask you doctor" for this crap.  No, the doctors tell YOU what you need.  I have VHS tapes of stuff from about 10 years ago and in watching the commercials back then, this just was not done.  Now, it is every other one and it is sickening.  Why the hell do they need to advertise this, it's not like over the counter stuff.  Why not invest money in cures the damned cancers, etc.?  I have my remote with me all the time and am ALWAYS muting them or changing channels, but they are everywhere on TV.  Now, on the radio too.  WTF, stop it.  They need to be taken off the air, I can't take it anymore.
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Originally posted by Kim S Kim S wrote:

These never ending bastids are infuriating.  They all parrot the same crap, "ask you doctor" for this crap.  No, the doctors tell YOU what you need.  I have VHS tapes of stuff from about 10 years ago and in watching the commercials back then, this just was not done.  Now, it is every other one and it is sickening.  Why the hell do they need to advertise this, it's not like over the counter stuff.  Why not invest money in cures the damned cancers, etc.?  I have my remote with me all the time and am ALWAYS muting them or changing channels, but they are everywhere on TV.  Now, on the radio too.  WTF, stop it.  They need to be taken off the air, I can't take it anymore.
 
They KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! that trying to advertise directly to the doctors is a loosing battle and a waste of money...…
 
SO...………………………….
 
They advertise to YOU!!!!! in hopes that you will do THEIR selling/work for them.
 
The last flight physical I got; the doctor was in the room for maybe 5 min...……I didn't even have time to do THAT!!!
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Originally posted by True Lies True Lies wrote:

Originally posted by Kim S Kim S wrote:

These never ending bastids are infuriating.  They all parrot the same crap, "ask you doctor" for this crap.  No, the doctors tell YOU what you need.  I have VHS tapes of stuff from about 10 years ago and in watching the commercials back then, this just was not done.  Now, it is every other one and it is sickening.  Why the hell do they need to advertise this, it's not like over the counter stuff.  Why not invest money in cures the damned cancers, etc.?  I have my remote with me all the time and am ALWAYS muting them or changing channels, but they are everywhere on TV.  Now, on the radio too.  WTF, stop it.  They need to be taken off the air, I can't take it anymore.
 
They KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! that trying to advertise directly to the doctors is a loosing battle and a waste of money...…
 
SO...………………………….
 
They advertise to YOU!!!!! in hopes that you will do THEIR selling/work for them.
 
The last flight physical I got; the doctor was in the room for maybe 5 min...……I didn't even have time to do THAT!!!
They also give doctors Free-Bees and huge discounts! They are the drug dealers and many doctors are the drug pushers.
EEEEts All so REEEdEEEculous
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by True Lies True Lies wrote:

Originally posted by Kim S Kim S wrote:

These never ending bastids are infuriating.  They all parrot the same crap, "ask you doctor" for this crap.  No, the doctors tell YOU what you need.  I have VHS tapes of stuff from about 10 years ago and in watching the commercials back then, this just was not done.  Now, it is every other one and it is sickening.  Why the hell do they need to advertise this, it's not like over the counter stuff.  Why not invest money in cures the damned cancers, etc.?  I have my remote with me all the time and am ALWAYS muting them or changing channels, but they are everywhere on TV.  Now, on the radio too.  WTF, stop it.  They need to be taken off the air, I can't take it anymore.
 
They KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! that trying to advertise directly to the doctors is a loosing battle and a waste of money...…
 
SO...………………………….
 
They advertise to YOU!!!!! in hopes that you will do THEIR selling/work for them.
 
The last flight physical I got; the doctor was in the room for maybe 5 min...……I didn't even have time to do THAT!!!
They also give doctors Free-Bees and huge discounts! They are the drug dealers and many doctors are the drug pushers.
My annual military flight physicals were very thorough. I used a printout for my DOT commercial driver physical. When I was no longer on flight status I did a DOT commercial driver physical. It was a joke! If I could "fog a mirror" I would pass! The National Guard had no problem giving me an annual proper physical and printout for DOT.  
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Quote They all parrot the same crap, "ask your doctor" for this crap.  No, the doctors tell YOU what you need.


Because if their drug hurts you, they can pass all the blame on to your doctor.  Just more slick lawyer K-Y to use against us...
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>>My doctor got $1852.  I wonder if that's considered a lot.<<
Not that much. My mom's doctor took over 10k which is actually less than some.  Her leukemia meds were almost 100k a year retail.  Massively inflated. Thankfully she had good insurance.
I've never seen a drug commercial advertising that brand though. 

I like the idea of putting the price in the ad.  Although what really needs to happen is a complete reform of the system so that companies can't inflate prices in the first place.

Here's an interesting case of inflated prices:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/16/594031602/financial-side-effects-from-a-prescription-for-toenail-fungus

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[QUOTE=Sunny]>>My doctor got $1852.  I wonder if that's considered a lot.<<
Not that much. My mom's doctor took over 10k which is actually less than some.  Her leukemia meds were almost 100k a year retail.  Massively inflated. Thankfully she had good insurance.
I've never seen a drug commercial advertising that brand though. 

I like the idea of putting the price in the ad.  Although what really needs to happen is a complete reform of the system so that companies can't inflate prices in the first place.

Here's an interesting case of inflated prices:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/16/594031602/financial-side-effects-from-a-prescription-for-toenail-fungus

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