TV Commercials That Make Me Angry

Posted by Connie on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 11:48 pm and is filed under DisABILITY Advocate, Health Information.
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There are TV Commercials that really make me angry. They are the ones concerning health issues. There’s all those prescription ads that make it seem like a pill or injection will cure you for everything. Then you hear at the end of them that voice telling you about the side effects.

What about the ads for any product that supposedly helps you lose weight? Ever check out those before and after photos? And the people they show look perfect, no cellulite, bumps, nothing.

I don’t like commercials for OTC pain medicine, like aspirin, acetaminophen and ibufronen. Many of the brand names make it seem like they can cure any type pain and to take anything else is being a sissy. The ones that talk about arthritis pain and migraines are the worst in my opinion.

What about the ones that use doctors to hawk their goods? If they don’t have an MD or DO after their names, they are not medical doctors. Always check that out.

Have you heard commercials for law firms that are suing over medical conditions like mesothelioma and cerebal palsy? I think they make people look at having an illness in terms of a financial win fall.

What are some television ads about health that annoy you?

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  1. You hit on the most common offenders in my opinion as well. I also hate the ones for diabetic testing supplies, that make it look like “fun” to get all your supplies to delivered at home for “little or no cost to you”! I mean is it supposed to be fun to have diabetes? How about the ones for the Scooter store? Again, wouldn’t someone rather be able to walk than to have to rely on a scooter to get around? Now, don’t get me wrong, I am glad these products exist, because at least they DO help some people, but everyone looks so happy and healthy, like they don’t need the product to begin with. Plus, they don’t tell you how many thousands of dollars they cost and that you probably won’t be covered for it by insurance!

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    comment by Maureen — December 19, 2008 @ 9:26 pm
  2. I didn’t think of that aspect Maureen. Those happy, cheerful people who are on top of the world are quite annoying, aren’t they?

    comment by Connie — December 19, 2008 @ 9:56 pm
  3. I hate those herbal supplements that they always features in the t.v. The always say that after drinking a bottle of the product, you’ll be cured, but you’ll always end up drinking a bottle without any good effect to you.

    comment by mace spray — December 22, 2008 @ 3:52 am
  4. Herbal Magic ads up here in Canada are terrible. It’s for a very expensive herbal weight loss program, filled with actual testimony from customers, and these statements are so shallow and pathetic.
    After increasingly passive/aggressive statements relating to improved relationships, being able to buy more clothes, and how gyms don’t work, we get to the cream of the crop.
    The next interview is of a man who lost 100lbs – “I’m a more valuable employee, now… I can now share my ideas at work with upper management”. As if to say that a chubby person’s ideas are worth nothing, and that he had to lose 100lbs to even get the chance to talk to his bosses.

    These aren’t as awful sounding as the endless lists of side effects from some drugs, but the statements are destructive to the self esteem and self worth of anyone who has some extra body weight. Hearing that man say that this pill allowed him to be valuable makes me sick. I’m a big guy myself, the only difference is that I have confidence and self love regardless of a number on a scale. Self worth is not a measurable number… you either have self worth, or you don’t. The difference is that “Herbal Magic” and other diet drugs are selling the illusion of self worth to people who have spent years being beaten down mentally by these same diet ads.

    comment by NoLike HerbalMagic — May 17, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

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