The power of advertising has worked wonders for drug companies – in fact, U.S. prescriptions are at an all- time high. Ads directed at consumers tout drugs as miracle treatments that can heal everything and make our lives better in every way. We have all seen them – on our TV screens, in magazines, and online. By law, the ads must include information about risks – but they can bury risk info while distracting us with music or images.
We want to hear from you! Do you think drug ads are providing helpful information or selling us a fantasy about miracle cures?
The National Center for Health Research is asking you to contribute your favorite ads – the ones you think are most persuasive or the ones you think are most misleading. Send us an ad that you are wondering about, or send us a video to express your views about a specific ad. We’ll list and link to our favorite entries below and give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org