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I want to live in a big pharma commercial - an American fantasy

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I want to live in a big pharma commercial - an American fantasy

At home and recovering from surgery for a couple of weeks, I have been watching a lot of TV. Especially commercials, and every second one seems to be for a new drug with a bizarre name.

Life is sure good in these ads. The sun always shines brightly, the grass is green and manicured, every day is perfect. People taking these drugs have a great life, with nice friends, families, neighbours, and pets. Everyone is in a good mood, as if they are all on some kind of uppers or relaxants. They play baseball, visit art galleries, play community baseball, find time for your hobbies, have barbecues, go to the beach. You live to the full on drugs! Spouses are supportive and your pets love you. Yes, taking that fantastybab or whatever drug really is a ticket to the good life! The cost of these meds is never a problem and only has a positive effect on your lifestyle.

These little acted-out vignettes of an ideal American life are really bizarre! I guess they must work and cause Americans to run to their doctors so they can get some of that good stuff too. Yes, America really really is addicted to drugs.
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Then the warning comes across the bottom up the screen talking about strokes, heart attacks and possible death from taking these products and then you say "hell, no"
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HghSsociety wrote: Then the warning comes across the bottom up the screen talking about strokes, heart attacks and possible death from taking these products and then you say "hell, no"
Fan-effing-tastic.
A person with a specific ailment takes some of this pharma-dope for said ailment.
The good news. The dope works and the specific ailment responds to treatment.
The bad news. This person now has ten NEW ailments to be concerned about.
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These pharma commercials are especially rampant in A&E, Animal Planet and NatGeo TV channels after 9pm. And they seem to last the entire 2 mins of buffer space.
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*Lady takes a drug that may cause seizures, high blood pressure, and death*

*Starts dancing*

That sums up American pharma commercials.
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Purgatory wrote: *Lady takes a drug that may cause seizures, high blood pressure, and death*

*Starts dancing*

That sums up American pharma commercials.
Takes me back to those Viagra and Cialis commercials when walking around with a permanent bone on became the new male norm lol.
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MusicBox wrote: These pharma commercials are especially rampant in A&E, Animal Planet and NatGeo TV channels after 9pm. And they seem to last the entire 2 mins of buffer space.
Big Pharma must pay for 75% of CBS news.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: Big Pharma must pay for 75% of CBS news.
How much do you think the military-industrial complex pays for CNN (MSM) news?
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: There is no advertising on TV for Jordan's benzodiazepines. Since they have come off patent they can no longer make any money on them.
My point was the ease of addiction and no method to reverse the addiction.
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I know Peterson is big with the 'lonely, sex starved low-status male' crowd and his entire act is structured to fleece them for as much money as he can, but having his fake blonde daughter give 'family updates' on Youtube in a low-cut silk negligee is a whole 'nother level of trashy.

This whole Russian clinic business is just another example of Peterson thinking he knows more than society's experts. Instead of listening to the accepted medical advice on how to deal with his addiction, he flies to some shady Russian medical center where doctors "have the guts to medically detox someone from benzodiazepines" because he feels his opinions are above everyone else's knowledge, and ends up brain damaged. Given the attitude he's displayed to other people with drug addictions, it makes sense that he'd try to one-up them by being more 'strong and disciplined' (and brain damaged) instead of going through a normal (and safe) American drug treatment program.

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