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Do TV Commercials Tell the Truth About Drugs?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

There are many reasons to be skeptical when you see drugs ads on TV. Doctors don't like these ads because patients end up asking for the newest drugs even though older products may be safer, more effective and less expensive.

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Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Patients come into doctors' offices asking for something they've seen on TV. Big pharma's advertising blitz, coupled with its aggressive marketing to physicians (who all too often are readily seduced to prescribe), results in the ever-increasing number of prescriptions offered to patients.