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Thread: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

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    Default A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    Drug commercials on TV. We are inundated with them here. Big Pharma pushing their products. “Ask your doctor”. Company lawyers quickly spouting the adverse side affects.

    Is this a thing where you live?
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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    Cold and indigestion remedies, mild painkillers, anti-inflammatory rubs and other non-prescription remedies only.
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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    Hmm, I'd say not in Aus. But the legislation about what is permissable to advertise has changed a lot over the years. Don't forget we have a State sponsored medical and pharmaceutical benefits scheme where costs to individuals are subsidised, or an agreement reached with the manufacturer. A medication costing thousands is often available very cheaply. I think a recent one was reduced from near A$8,000 a course to A$36.00.

    The matter of junkets and gifts for doctors has also changed in that the doctor has to declare a self interest.

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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    No. We used to get a scattering of adverts for non-prescription analgesics, but since the supermarkets started selling packs of generic paracetamol and ibuprofen for pennies, they stopped.
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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    Drugs, lawyers, and politicians. Every commercial break!
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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    None to speak of.
    Plenty of piss pads, though,for all ages, apparently.
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    Default Re: A question for non US denizens of the bilge.

    Here in NZ there are a limited amount of drug company ads which were allowed as part of a trade-off with pharma companies giving our state medicine purchasing body, Pharmac, the best deal they could get.
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