“The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries where direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs is legal.” See this article to learn more.
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.”
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.