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I Hate Pill Ads

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Feb 20, 2016.

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  1. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    You know, the ones that cure insomnia, but will also give you 8 different kinds of cancer, heart disease, GERD, severe rashes and incontinence.

    Sleep tight.
     
  2. eaglejohn

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    I am getting tired of Oprah- I love bread, I really loveeee bread ads
     
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    I'm with you. Some are for such specialized conditions that it's amazing that they are spending money on ads for them. The medications must be ridiculously expensive to justify these ad budgets.
     
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    Never got that over 4 hour hardon, that they say can be a side effect for Viagra. Wife wants money back
     
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    I can't stand the one with Arnold Palmer on the golf course with a Nascar driver and comedian Kevin Nealan (SP?) and now an NBA former player....Zarelto maybe?
    A few minutes later on the same network a local lawyers ad come up saying if you had problems taking the same drug,give them a call...Huh?
     
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    yet people will eat them like they are skittles. side effects be damned.

    not me. i have a bottle of aspirin that expired 2 years ago and thats it.
     
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    I agree. I wish we could go back to the time when the pill ads did not exist.
    I am sure you are going to go to your Dr and say "Hey Doc...I saw this pill on TV and it sounds awesome! Give me some!"
     
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    There is one out now for chronic constipation. Ever feel like everyone else is going except you?? And they show Fido taking a squat! Then of course there is always the pills for depression that tell you suicidal thoughts is also a side effect. Xarelto and Coumadin are both blood thinners and there is always a risk of bleeding --- duh it's a blood thinner. But thankfully for all the wonderful drugs that help 1- 800 Bad Drugs is just a phone call away.
     
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    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Essentially that is what is happening. The process differs somewhat, but the ads are reaching their target audience of people with conditions and medical professionals that need to be reminded about the free samples and golf balls.

    Nick:beer:
     
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    Thats funny. :thumbsup:

    I often wondered if you slept for 8 hours, woke up with morning wood how could you tell if it there for more than 4 hours?
    I would be afraid it would just fall off later that day.
     
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    I like how the people on TV are all happy as clams, planting a flowerbed or making crafts, while they are talking about all the kinds of discharges you should watch out for, eyeballs falling out, etc.
     
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    Yup- in this day and age the CYA stuff is longer then the benefits.
     
    Will give them a try!
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    Agreed

    Pill ads are stupid and the fact they're allowed chaps my ass.

    Not sure how true this is but I read somewhere that the US and NZ are the only countries where this is ok?

    You can watch tv and see ads for erectile dysfunction but God forbid you show a boob on tv!
     
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    "Call your doctor if erection lasts more than 4 hours."
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    The joke goes........
    "If I had an erection for more than 4 hours ?.......I'd call EVERYBODY !"
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  15. NickPapageorgio

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    The erectile dysfunction ads don't contain anything that needs to be censored.

    Where do you draw the line though? Agreed that boobies should be on tv, but in Many areas of Europe, you can see soft porn and pubic regions. Good idea?

    Nick:beer:
     
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    I would love to have an erection for 4 hours if I could be with Kelly Hu. :evillaugh

    As for the pill ads, since I am diabetic I usually do a google search to check on any pill before I take them. Even some diabetic pills aren't that great, some types like the sulfonylureas keep my blood sugar down but it also causes me to gain a lot of weight. My former doctor didn't think it was a problem but when you gain 10 lbs in 1 month or lose 10 lbs when you go off the pill then that might be an indication that it is caused by the pill (hence the "former" doctor).

    some people are just sensitive where they don't want to see ads for your erection.

    But then some of the ads are kind of weird, they are only for certain people with health or some other problem like cancer but if you don't listen to the "fine print" then you don't realize what the pill is for. It is also kind of scary when you hear the "fine print" as it seems the side effects or problems could be worse than the actual problem.
     
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    I hate the pill ads they always run in Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines. Jesus Christ, the stereotypes are not true!
     
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    I hate all kinds of ads ,I'm an equal opportunity commercial hater. A lot of them are so off-beat I dont know what theyre plugging.
     
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    I have no problems with nudity in tv. My first trip to Peru I checked into my hotel about 1am and turned the tv on and full bush greeted me on public tv. Nothing hardcore but the way we act in the USA when nudity happens is crazy.

    I always get a kick out of people who complain to the FCC about things they see on tv
     
  20. WHITEJACKET73

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    Blond 4 Ever: As a pharmacist, you wouldn't believe the stuff people ask/inquire about prescription ads in the various media. I had a guy walk up to the counter with an advertisement that he had torn out of a magazine for a certain antibiotic. He showed me the ad and wanted some. I told him that it required a prescription from his physician..."Call him for me and tell him that I need this" he said. I told him that the doctor is not going to prescribe an antibiotic over the phone without seeing him and that I would not call his doctor. I asked him several questions about why he felt he needed the antibiotic and it became clear that he just wanted to have it on hand just in case he "got sick". He mumbled something about going some place else to get it as he walked away in a huff. I certainly would like the companies to use their ad money towards research rather than pushing their products on the unsuspecting public.
     
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