Great Moments in Direct Drug Advertising

I’m watching TNT, and they just showed a promo for their late night TV movies:

Ambien late night movies.

This is laughable, naming watching movies after a sedative-hypnotic, but it’s also a sign of how out of whack direct to consumer drug advertising has gotten.

Spare me the ‘free market’ argument. Medicinals do not exist in a free market in this country, they’re part of one of the most tightly regulated industries in the US.

I’m very glad I work in an ED, and people don’t bring me coupons for meds.

For a Very Related rant, take a look at this.


  1. As MedBloggers Go…

    So goes the nation, I hope. There’s been a slew of postings railing against advertising by drug companies (GruntDoc, Dr. Bradley, MedRants, Kevin MD), talking about the ads being misleading, inappropriate, and the drug reps being annoying and even reck…