Friday, November 10, 2017

It's like my TV's on drugs.

I can't be the only one who thinks prescription medication commercials are weird. 

First, they show people who are unnaturally happy about having diabetes, arthritis and erectile disfunction, and who seem to really enjoy hanging around in his-and-hers outdoors bathtubs. (I mean, if those pills REALLY worked wouldn't they be in the SAME tub?)

Second, who thinks its wise that drugs are advertised to the general public, rather than, say, actual medical professionals?  I have no doubt that too many doctors have had to talk patients out of drugs they think they need after seeing them ob television. It wouldn't be even a little surprised if somewhere out there a doctor has had to explain to a female patient that NO, she does not actually need that fancy new medicine for prostate cancer because it turns out that women don't come with that particular organ. 

Finally, the drug names are equally weird. It's like the pharmaceutical execs said "all the good, normal-sounding medicine names are already taken. Let's smoke a joint and take some samples of the company's 'good stuff' and see what we can come up with. It doesn't matter what we call it, people will still throw their money at us anyway."