Is the Cure Worse Than the Malady?

Ever seen those ads on T.V. that attempt to educate you about a certain product that will either ease your pain or cure your malady, and then list about 20 possible side effects that might occur by taking that medication? Photo credit Shutterstock licensed.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Have you seen those ads on T.V. that attempt to educate you about a certain product that will either ease your pain or cure your malady, and then list about 20 possible side effects that might occur by taking that medication? It’s downright scary that these listed side effects could cause you major health problems or, in the extreme, including even death. Come to think of it, who would like the trade-off death over a cure?  It’s enough to scare the living daylights out of you.

Of course, the reason the drug companies go down the list of side effects is that they are covering their butts from the greedy, barracuda trial lawyers who will convince a disgruntled user of a drug medication to sue the drug company because they were unaware of the possible serious side effects of ingesting that medication, and that one of those side effects might have caused an adverse reaction. Look at the ads on T.V. regarding the malady called Mesothelioma. How many law firms are trolling for victims on T.V., real or imagined, to get part of the award of monetary gain that some of our courts have determined they are entitled to? Fraud is rampant in many of these cases by people suing just to get a piece of the pie. The same thing is happening to the drug industry. So, that is why the drug companies are listing all these side effects so it might mitigate the claims by users of their products if they get an adverse reaction.

I’ve never seen so many medicines with funny sounding, hard to pronounce names that bombard the air waves, as what is being shown on T.V. today.  Where do they dream up these names? In addition, the actors in these ads seem to be so happy that they found the cure for heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis, breathing problems, and, of course, low libido in men etc. that it looks like a miracle cure, and that you the viewer could be happy just like the actor in the ad. I wonder if they’d be (the actors) so happy, in real life, if they were aware of the possible terrible side effects of those medications they are “hawking” on T.V.?

Just recently, someone mentioned to me that the ad agencies are the biggest purveyors of social “diversity” by overly including an over abundance of minorities as spokespeople for their medications that are advertised on T.V.  I guess the “P.C. Police” have exerted their influence on the ad agencies and drug companies to have them show that they are inclusive by including an extraordinary number of minorities in their ads. It really doesn’t matter who the actors are, but it does seem odd that a minority community would seem to dominate the airwaves representing the products that will cure the many maladies that affect all of us, regardless of race or ethnicity.


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I’m sure there are pluses and minuses to all these medications that are shown on T.V., but with so many side effects, you wonder if the cure, sometimes, is worse than the malady.


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