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Jun 12, 2008
Focus: Drugs
Action Request: Petition
Location: Australia

TV Drug Ads Must Not Gloss Over Side Effects

MY OWN STORY:

Over the last decade I've been prescribed many medicines for long term use. At least 5 of these have been withdrawn from the market due to dangerous side effects. This was after I'd been taking them for several years.

I'm talking about heart attack, cancer, stroke, loss of facial bone and abscesses - to name a few dangers I personaly came to fear as a result of long term use of medications. If patients have easier access to drug companies, news of health/life threats can be handed out faster, i.e. save lives and heartaches.


THANKS FOR READING.
PLEASE SIGN!
JENNY DOOLEY

Currently, pharmaceutical [drug] companies are required to include a toll-free number and website on their print ads, making it easy for consumers to report any serious side effects they may experience.

But drug companies are not required to include a toll-free number and website on their TV ads!

The wider access people have to reporting information, the quicker we can find out about any dangers of medications.

We have until June 16 to tell the FDA that TV prescription drug ads need to be accountable too. Please act today—sign the petition and add your concerns about drug ads that gloss over dangerous side effects!

    Read more and SIGN THE PETITION here, now

    With thanks for helping to make a difference!

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Posted: Jun 12, 2008 8:31am

 

 
 
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