Friday, May 20, 2016

Good Tip

 
    The commercial states "do not take Victoza if you're allergic to Victoza."  Some things, I would think, would be obvious.

"Now they tell me."

  It also says that you should ask your doctor if Victoza is right for you.  I don't know, but, if you need to suggest treatment, you may need to go elsewhere for your health care.

"Okay, we'll give that Victoza thing a shot."
    Finally, the commercial also states that, while you may experience weight loss, you should not look on it as a weight loss medication.
"Really?  Shit.  What am I going to do with all these boxes then?
And here I coulda bought cheeseburgers."

40 comments:

  1. The joys of direct-to-the-public drug advertising! Let's convince everyone they have a disease, offer the meds as a cure, and then state the bleeding obvious to minimise the likelihood of litigation.

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    1. In today's day and age of "Coffee May Be Hot," there's always CYA.

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  2. Every time I hear that commercial, I think these same things. Especially about being allergic to it. How the hell would you know? That must be a direct result of a lawsuit. What has this world come to that we have to CYA for every little thing now? Pretty soon it's just going to be a scroll of fine little print and a guy saying, "Please just buy this, it won't kill you..really, it won't...don't worry about that lawsuit from last year."

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    1. I think your lawsuit angle is right on the money.

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  3. I'm allergic to something I never tried..says the hypochondriac. The rest, damn I'm dead, guess I was allergic.

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  4. My favourite thing is how eggs feel the need to warn people they contain eggs. Or peanut butter that warns people it MAY contain nuts. I hope it has nuts! It's fucking peanut butter!

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    1. And I hear tuna may contain fish or fish products.

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  5. How would you know you're allergic?
    And what about all the other warnings - may cause heart failure, cancer, or death? When a commercial rattles off side effects like that, it sounds like the condition is far better.

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    1. As long as there's no sexual side effects, I'm good to go. I have enough problems.

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  6. what are the warnings on this Penwasser blog? I've got this itch, see.....Funny, Al. once again, you crack me up. Have a good weekend

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    1. Warning: you may experience milk through the nose.
      Well, I hope anyway.

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  7. When they read the list of side effects they sound like auctioneers. Most of the time they don't even tell you what the stuff is for. They just show you happy, smiling people living a life of ease. "Take this and you'll be like them!"

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  8. Prescription commercials scare me a little. Remember the ads for that medication for Restless Leg Syndrome™ that warned of an "uncontrollable urge to gamble" as a side effect?

    It'll probably give you tuberculosis, but sure your acne will clear up completely so it's worth it!!

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    1. So that explains all those dudes with "Jimmy legs" at the casino,

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  9. That guy looks a little like Donald Trump

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  10. It has been recommended that direct to consumer marketing of pharmaceuticals be banned. Has congress acted on that? No. The names of all these drugs are so weird.

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    1. I'd actually be okay with that. I really hate these kind of commercials.

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  11. The number of warnings on medication has had the opposite of the desired effect. No one pays attention at all to them!

    BTW, every single thing they warn about will happen to you, each and every time. How could it not?

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    1. That's how they get away with it,
      Life itself should come with a warning: "Will lead to death."

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  12. Thank God it wasn't only me that thought a mouth breathing retard wrote the script for that ad....

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    1. Every time I hear one of these things, I wonder how stupid some people think we are.

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  13. I bet if drug companies didn't advertise on TV, they'd make more of a profit so they wouldn't have to sell their drugs for so much. Nah... Never going to happen.

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  14. That is some funny stuff! This is one of many stupid pharmaceutical ads. I'm trying to remember the one that says, "side effects of taking "blank" may cause death.

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    1. They really have themselves covered. If you die, YOU ain't gonna sue them.

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  15. There's a picture of a pen of the packet. How can a pen be used as a medication? I'd rather suck it than use it as a suppository.

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    1. As long as you did it BEFORE it was used as a suppository.

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  16. Peanut butter may contain nuts?? Why that's preposterous!!

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    1. Apparently, you could say the same about the Ladies Room at Target.

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  17. Don't you just love these commercials especially when they explain all the side effects...like death

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    1. If they list EVERY possible result, then their butts are covered in a "Well, we told you" kind of way.

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  18. But, but what should I ask my Doctor if he's allergic to Victoza, skinny as a rail, and not right for me for all sorts of reasons?

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    1. Ask for wine in a box.
      Usually works for me.

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  19. Perhaps my favorite advertised pharmaceutical side effect is "anal leakage."
    No thanks, I think I'll just go ahead and die.

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    1. I've HEARD that one and had the same reaction!

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  20. "Doctor, is Victoza right for me?"
    "No, son. But it's not you, it's Victoza. Victoza has a lot of things going on in its life right now. It doesn't want to weigh you down. Or hold you back. Or give you anal leakage."
    *sniffle* "I'm never going to find the right medication for me."

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  21. I think the same things when I see those moronic commercials. "Don't take XYZ if you're allergic to it..." And have you noticed how terribly mellow and melodic the voices are the deliver the news about all of the possible side effects are. As if we're too dumb to know what "anal leakage" is...

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