• Side Effects Of This Medicine

    From August Abolins@618:510/1.1 to Sean Dennis on Sun Jan 31 19:14:00 2021
    Hello Sean!

    ** On Sunday 31.01.21 - 17:53, Sean Dennis wrote to Daryl Stout:

    ... Side Effects Of This Medicine may include Death.

    I used to be a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT; it's
    trademarked) and in my initial studies to become a CPhT and
    then in my continuing studies afterwards, I noticed
    something: many, many medications list death as a side
    effect. I'm saying this straight-faced and sober.

    Most meds do a number on your kidneys and liver.

    The US is now the only country in the world that allows drug advertisements in mass media.

    I heard that Australia does too.

    Ever notice that a drug commercial on TV talks 15 seconds
    about the benefits of the drug and 45 seconds with side
    effects and warnings? Makes you wonder.

    Don't you mean the other way around: 45 sec on benefits and 15
    sec on effects and warnings (and often in micro print)?

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  • From Deon George@618:510/2 to August Abolins on Mon Feb 1 16:04:54 2021
    Re: Side Effects Of This Medicine
    By: August Abolins to Sean Dennis on Sun Jan 31 2021 07:14 pm

    I heard that Australia does too.

    We dont have "prescribed" medicines advertised on TV. We do have "migration" and "headache" medicine (so panadole and friends) advertised.

    On our advertisemnts, there isnt a quiet fast voice that warns you that you will die, or your arms will fall off, etc, if you take the medicines :)

    ...oEoN

    ... Some of the crowd have decided to voice their opinion by staying away.
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  • From Nick Mackechnie@618:510/10 to Deon George on Mon Feb 1 21:43:00 2021
    Hi Deon,

    We dont have "prescribed" medicines advertised on TV. We do have
    "migration" and "headache" medicine (so panadole and friends) advertised.

    On our advertisemnts, there isnt a quiet fast voice that warns you that you
    will die, or your arms will fall off, etc, if you take the medicines :)

    Fortunately we get very little advertisements of any medical 'stuff' on TV
    here in New Zealand.

    Nick

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to August Abolins on Mon Feb 1 00:32:00 2021
    August,

    Don't you mean the other way around: 45 sec on benefits and 15
    sec on effects and warnings (and often in micro print)?

    Or as my late wife noted, "printed with ant feet". :P Not to
    mention that it's up there for less than 5 seconds.

    Daryl

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Daryl Stout on Tue Feb 2 08:21:00 2021
    Hello Daryl!

    ** On Monday 01.02.21 - 00:32, Daryl Stout wrote to August Abolins:

    Or as my late wife noted, "printed with ant feet". :P Not
    to mention that it's up there for less than 5 seconds.

    The producers of those commercials don't gain my respect. Often
    the Disclaimer or Warnings section is so tiny that there is
    plenty of spare space to afford to make the text larger.

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  • From Arelor@618:250/24 to August Abolins on Wed Feb 3 08:29:14 2021
    Re: Side Effects Of This Medi
    By: August Abolins to Daryl Stout on Tue Feb 02 2021 08:21 am

    Hello Daryl!

    ** On Monday 01.02.21 - 00:32, Daryl Stout wrote to August Abolins:

    Or as my late wife noted, "printed with ant feet". :P Not
    to mention that it's up there for less than 5 seconds.

    The producers of those commercials don't gain my respect. Often
    the Disclaimer or Warnings section is so tiny that there is
    plenty of spare space to afford to make the text larger.

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    ../|ug

    There was a quiz with kids around here in which they showed them a car comercial with one of those warning texts on the bottom of the screen which scrolls at lightspeed.
    The goal of the quiz was to get any of the kids to manage to read the text. None of them managed to claim the prize.

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Arelor on Wed Feb 3 22:04:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Wednesday 03.02.21 - 08:29, Arelor wrote to August Abolins:

    There was a quiz with kids around here in which they showed
    them a car comercial with one of those warning texts on the
    bottom of the screen which scrolls at lightspeed. The goal
    of the quiz was to get any of the kids to manage to read
    the text. None of them managed to claim the prize.

    That sounds like it might have been hilarious to hear them try.


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