“The United States and New Zealand are the only countries where drug makers are allowed to market prescription drugs directly to consumers.” See this article to learn more.
Furthermore, the loudness of such ads can be quite nerve-racking. If you’re a U.S. resident and are experiencing loud annoying cable TV ads you can report them via the Federal Communications Commission’s [FCC] website by clicking here.
James Morcan once wrote, “big pharma needs sick people to prosper. Patients, not healthy people, are their customers. If everybody was cured of a particular illness or disease, pharmaceutical companies would lose 100% of their profits on the products they sell for that ailment. What all this means is because modern medicine is so heavily intertwined with the financial profits culture, it’s a sickness industry more than it is a health industry.”
There are a lot of ethical people that work in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, but like all industries, they have their bad actors too. Would you expect me to believe that individuals in these industries are not selling patients’ names, geographical areas, and private medical data to marketing and advertisement companies? As a result, marketing and advertising firms can target specific physical addresses, even targeting these addresses by partnering with national cable TV networks. I’m convinced that the US Congress, FDA, and American Civil Liberties Union should aggressively investigate the US mainstream media and its cable TV networks for possibly engaging in illegal activities that violate HIPAA laws. Aside from any legalities pointed out in this article, send all offenders to jail and impose enormous fines on the industries involved. Americans’ privacy has been shredded by the marketing, advertisement, and journalism industries.
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