The Pros And Cons Of Prescription Drug Advertising

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Drug advertising is a common kind of advertising that we keep seeing over and over. It is growing really fast that anytime, anywhere a pharmaceutical product advertisement jumps up, on T.V’s, streets, malls, markets and even on radios. I think that kind of advertising should not exist at all. Drugs or pharma consolations and prescriptions should only be taken directly from a doctor or a pharmacist, not from an advertisement of a pharmaceutical company whose only goal is to increase the amount of selling their product. Advertising prescription drugs to the public may harm a lot of people who follow every advertisement item they see. Pharmaceutical companies and advertising companies are the only two corporations having the benefit from advertising prescription drugs directly to consumers. Unlike the consumers themselves who might get harmed by this kind of …show more content…
no one except the doctors on pharmacists have the complete knowledge of medical situations, either way of healing or what can have a bad effect on a patient , non can have the full examination that allows you to take a specific drug except in a medical place. I agree with what DR. Robert Centor when he said: “Restrictions on commercial speech exist when the outcome of the speech can be harmful to the public. The Federal Communications Commission no longer allows tobacco ads to appear on TV. Following the same logic, prescription-drug ads should be taken off the air.” (Centor, 2010). Should Prescription Drugs be directly advertised to consumers? Do pharmaceutical companies have enough knowledge to prescribe a certain drug for patients? The only goal of a producing company is to sell the production they are making, no matter how it's affecting the consumers. Arguing with doctors, knowing the positive side only, and paying a lot of money is the strategy pharmaceutical companies are willing their consumer to