upon returning to the US from first Europe and
then South Africa I was kind of shocked to see
the number of commercials for perscription drugs on TV.
I firmly believe that we are encouraging self
diagnosis and treatment (Nexium, ask your doctor).
I wonder how many physicians are gonna say no
when a patient comes in and says "I think I have
acid reflux disease (or depression, or allergies or
any of the other made for TV illnesses) and I NEED
Nexium, Prilosec (sp?) or whatever they are pushing on
the idiot box.
I worked in hospital for 16 years doing ER consultations
and I NEVER heard the diagnosis GAD (generalized anxiety disorder),
whats up with that?
Does this disturb anyone else or is it just me?
Has Europe gone the same way? its been 5 years
since I spent any time there.
just had to vent a bit, thats all.