I like simple. Being blunt is good sometimes. I don’t like medicine. Too many of us are over-prescribed. Medicine should not be mass marketed.
According to this Wikipedia article only TWO countries - United States and New Zealand (New Zealand is mostly sheep so that’s ok if they watch) allow drugs to be advertised directly to consumers.
Now that I got that out of the way, let us move on.
I just sat through another dumb big bucks big pharma ad. I could help them shorten it and get the message across quicker.
I present to you my big pharma ad script:
[some soothing relaxed background like a blue sky with a couple of fluffy white clouds - drug name grows bigger on the screen - no music]
[some great sounding lady voice-over narrates - more people trust a woman’s voice for health advice]
Feeling beat to shit and wondering what truck hit you?
[a version of the following picture on the screen]
Vogenitavozy can help you.
This shit can kill you and possibly make you want to die or become a blogger.
Please talk to your doctor and find out if we could sell you some.
In addition to possible death and increased pain, Vogenitavozy is known to empty the wallets of those that take it.
[return to title screen - end of ad]
If more big bucks big pharma ads were like the following. It would be a better world.