I was watching Game 5 of the World Series this weekend (go Royals!) and I couldn’t help but notice all the ads for prescription meds—Belsomra, Cialis, Lyrica, Cymbalta and Symbicort to name but a few.
Direct-to-consumer advertising has been legal since 1997. There is no doubt in my mind it has contributed to the over-prescribing of medications in this country, as well as our skyrocketing health care costs.
Anyway, watching all those commercials made me want to repost this hilarious video from Consumers Union: The Drugs I Need.
Did you check out the fine print “disclaimer” at the bottom of the screen? 😀