Think You’re Seeing More Drug Ads on TV? You Are.


From The New York Times: TV drug ads have dramatically increased in the past few years. According to Kantar Media, a firm that tracks multimedia advertising, 771,368 such ads were shown in 2016, an increase of almost 65 percent from 2012.

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  1. Direct to consumer drug ads should be made illegal. Although, I must confess one ad did help me know it was unwise to take a particular drug, after an idiot doctor unwisely told me not to research the drug. But I was able to follow my idiots doctor’s advice, and not research the drug, but I did listen to the plethora of adverse effects listed in the advertisement.