If you watch network television, you may have noticed the increase in commercials for prescription drugs during the past few years. There was a time when health care providers chose the medications they believed would work best for their patients. Today, because of slick advertisements, the patients can now sit in their doctor’s office armed with a list of drugs that they would like to try.
Here are a few:
And there are many, many more.
The television adds actually suggest that consumers talk to their physicians regarding the products that are being peddled across the air ways. There are at least six pharmaceutical companies that are targeting baby boomers,(those born between 1948 and 1964), by using popular hit songs from the 1970’s. These are Novartis’ Entresto, Amgen’s Repatha, Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic, GlaxoSmithKline’s Trelegy, Sanofi’s Toujeo.
This is gross, because the drug companies are peddling serious medications, while all the way are trying to make them sound fun, and like the old days older people have been missing.
Dishonest and disingenuous behavior, to put it nicely.