The latest from Martha Rosenberg: “Pharma companies love disease awareness advertising because, unlike direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, risks and warnings of possible drug treatments do not have to be listed.”
Absolutely. Just yesterday some outfit called ‘Rethink Depression’ promoted an ad on Twitter. I replied snarkily and was happy that someone else did, too. It linked to a ‘report’ that was a train-wreck of random scary ‘information’ on how ‘depression’ overtakes all areas of your life, how you ‘should visit your doctor’, and then segued directly into ‘medication’ crap. Reeked of a veiled pharma ad campaign.