Ads for Meds: "Ask Your Doctor About..."
Ads on TV for various prescription medications are increasingly common. Here's how one Boomer feels about these "direct-to-consumer pitches. See if you agree!
I wish they'd stop running television ads for medical problems. I have a relatively healthy body for a person my age, and yet I'm suddenly concerned about conditions I don't even have. Should I take Boniva to keep my bones strong? Do I need to buy an automatic blood pressure monitor? What about starting on a low dose of Aricept, just in case I get Alzheimer's disease? And, how can I prevent whatever is bothering that poor guy on the bus who's toting around a sloshing bucket of uric acid?
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