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Old 08-19-2007, 03:36 PM   #11
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ok, I'll confess. I love the Enzyte commercials with BOB. And his wife.

However, anyone who works in pharmaceuticals or the medical industry knows how the pharms push their product. My last job was with a physicians' group that was visited every day by pharm reps who came bearing gifts. Ultimately, the physicians cut those visits to four times per week: two for breakfast and two for lunch. Friday was an employees feed yourself day.

Yeah, it's a racket like anything else. You have to think for yourself.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:15 PM   #12
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I am reading this in the U.K and am appalled that drug company's advertise on telly. What will be next? Private doctors offering operations and the most affordable prices?

In the U.k you can get ads for over the counter medicine for colds and flu etc, but I've never seen one for prescription only drugs.

I'm on a lot of drugs myself, do I need all of them? My doctor seems to think so although I would dearly love to stop taking a few of them.

Oh and I have 'restless leg syndrome' it's a bit of the pain and some time I kick my hubby in the night, but nothing I'd consider taking any pills for.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:31 PM   #13
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I am reading this in the U.K and am appalled that drug company's advertise on telly. What will be next? Private doctors offering operations and the most affordable prices?
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Advertising and competitive pricing already goes on here. Doctors advertise just like attorneys do.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:11 AM   #14
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What I don't understand is sometimes they advertise a drug but don't tell you what it's for! Hello?

I like the ED commercials. It makes up for years of maxi pad commercials women had to suffer with. At least now the playing field is even.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:03 AM   #15
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I canít stand the drug commercials; theyíre so annoying to watch. I especially canít stand the ED one with Bob, those commercials make me sick. Not only are they annoying, but do we really need to hear men advertising their ED? I also canít stand the ones for STD medications like Valtrex. Yes we get you have genital warts, and now we know that you can pass them on even when youíre not having an outbreak. What stumps me is why anyone would want to act in one of those commercials. The money must be pretty good if these people are going on TV and acting like they have ED and STDs.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:35 AM   #16
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What I don't understand is sometimes they advertise a drug but don't tell you what it's for! Hello?
I'm pretty sure the way the advertising goes is if they don't say what it's for they don't have to list all the side effects. I remember reading something to that affect.
I guess you are supposed to go into your doctor and say "gee I was watching the tv and they mentioned some new drug called xanacialiviagvalt, I'd like to have some" then your doctor is supposed to tell you what it's for and the side effects.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:38 AM   #17
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I also canít stand the ones for STD medications like Valtrex. Yes we get you have genital warts, and now we know that you can pass them on even when youíre not having an outbreak. .
No, no, no the Valtrex is for herpes that can be passed along to your partner without an outbreak, not genital warts. Haven't you been paying attention to the ads?!
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #18
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I don't know which drug the commercial is for (probably Viagara), but I get a kick out of the one that describes one of the side effects as an erection lasting for over 4 hours .. I'm thinking, well, isn't that the point of taking the medication???
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I don't know which drug the commercial is for (probably Viagara), but I get a kick out of the one that describes one of the side effects as an erection lasting for over 4 hours .. I'm thinking, well, isn't that the point of taking the medication???
I know, soooo true
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Ugh, I can't agree more! I am so sick of ED commercials! In this case I guess it has brought the condition into the open so men who suffer from it won't feel alone, but seriously the number of commercials is insane!!

TBH, MY whole problem with it is that the pills and drugs for ED are SO vast, and SO well known..

What about women who have low or no sex drive?

What about women who have sexual dysfunction?

AND why in ANYONES name is it perfectly FINE to have the insurance PAY for the ED pills, but I cant have my glasses covered by the insurance?



(reminds me of a joke..Bill Maher I think? Or Robin Williams. You can get an erection but you cant see where to put it.)
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