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keep taking the happy pills [Nov. 7th, 2004|12:36 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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In the USA and New Zealand, people are bombarded with adverts for prescription medicines whenever they watch TV or read a newspaper or magazine. Such adverts are currently illegal in the UK and throughout Europe, but in Europe there have been moves for a trial relaxation of the laws governing advertising for some medicines.

To date, these have been unsuccessful, although pharmaceutical companies are increasingly getting around the ban through a variety of covert methods, including the use of so-called 'disease awareness campaigns'.

[User Picture]From: drunkenhousecat
2004-11-07 05:58 am (UTC)


get pissed off, blow stuff up, and kill someone, man. i live in los angeles (here in the states) and it fucking sucks!

the part that totally blows the most is how they use old who songs and such in their ads.

well... that and the fact that you hafta sit throught them 47 thousand fucking times in a single evening. don't get me wrong, i love commericals (adverts?) but that shit? FUCK!
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[User Picture]From: adamsmasher
2004-11-07 08:57 am (UTC)
you know they are really annoying, but there's something entertaining on a disturbing level about listening through the whole add so you can hear the side effects.

The best I've heard so far (ignoring the obvious sexual side effects) was for an arthritis drug.

"..blah blah blah etc, and a rare but serious blood infection which can sometimes be fatal."

Yep. I think I'll be living with my arthritis, thanks much.
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[User Picture]From: wee_tim
2004-11-07 09:16 am (UTC)
watch teevee? or read a magazine or newspaper?
people do that? O_O
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