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“Ask your doctor if [insert drug name here] is right for you”

I REALLY HATE television ads for prescription drugs. Not only do they undermind the doctor-patient relationship (if such a thing still exists under managed health care), but they mislead the public into thinking that they can demand whatever medication that they think they need. These ads can open communication between doctors and their patients, but please, what man is going to ask his doctor if he is healthy enough for sexual activity? I’m not saying that people should not blindly accept whatever drug is prescribed for them. If you don’t know why you are taking something, ASK!

This blog entry explains my feelings about prescription drug ads much better than I can. I get too worked up emotionally to be coherent sometimes.