Mood swings, weight gain, joint pain, tummy problems―you name the ailment, there's a pill for it. And you, the American consumer, are helping Big Pharma sell it. Don't believe it? Well, it's happening right before your eyes, and believe it or not, the United States is one of only two countries in the world that allows this to happen.
A "Disgusting, Dishonorable" Way to Create Sales … Legal in Only Two Countries
What I'm talking about is direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, that barrage of ads you see on TV and in magazines and newspapers, or on the radio and Internet. They're ads telling you to run right out and ask your doctor if this or that pill would be right for you.
Some drug companies have even taken to advertising highly specialized medical devices, like heart stents.
It's a marketing bonanza that's turned America into a medicated mass of people who've been brain-washed into thinking that taking pills will make everything better―even for ailments you might not have. But it's a brilliant move for Big Pharma, who has now turned the consumer into their very own sales rep, and a persuasive one at that. Not only is there a correlation between the amount of money drug companies spend on DTC advertising and the brand of drug patients request from their physicians, but the data shows DTC advertising rapidly converts people into patients.
Haha. There is so muth truth there it's ridiculous.
Here's a quote related to this topic from P. 33 of a book called “The Paradox of Choice: How the culture of abundance robs us of satisfaction” - great book, highly recommended by the way:
The latest indication of the shift in responsibility for medical decisions from doctor to patient is the widespread advertising of prescription drugs that exploded onto the scene after various federal restrictions on such ads were lifted in 1997. Ask yourself what is the point of advertising prescription drugs (antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiallergy, diet, ulcer – you name it) on prime-time television. We can't just go to the drugstore and buy them. The doctor must prescribe them. So why are drug companies investing big money to reach us, the consumers, directly? Clearly they hope and expect we will notice their products and demand that our doctors write the prescriptions. The doctors are now merely instruments for the execution of our decisions.
I forget when, but I saw an article apparently written by Christina Sarich about the owners of Monsanto. It appears that one of the biggest individual shareholders is William Parfet. This guy is chairman and CEO of a toxicology research and drug development laboratory. I find that bit interesting.
Can a protein found in a jellyfish save humanity from its own stupidity?! Our
scientists common sense says no.
As I mentioned in the previous post, we have politicans (hillary clinton) pushing GMOs on the public (while themselves choosing organic, as via the white house garden).
She says, “there is a big gap between what the facts are, and what the perceptions are.” while promoting biotechnology at a 2014 conference.
What she really means is there is a wide gap in her own understanding of the “facts”, if not simply trying to brush them off entirely, which she pretends to be educated on. She suggests that the biotech industry just needs a new “vocabulary”. A new “spin” and an ad campaign to dupe the masses into believing they are perfectly safe.
We have a lot of wide smiles in washington and in the corporate arena, but the truth isn't always so bright.
The picture below makes the facts pretty obvious in regards to what happens when you feed rodents GMOs. By the way, consider what this does to your insides after eating for 20+ years. Say cheese:
Edited by FvckAcne, 24 June 2015 - 08:02 PM.