The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Over the years, I’ve noticed some fairly egregious logical fallacies, half-truths, outright borderline-deception, and other ridiculousness in the arena of pharmaceutical drugs advertised on TV (“Direct-to-Consumer” advertising, or “DTC”).  The slipperiness and spin are atrocious.  I thought I’d point out a few examples.  The rhetorical retorts that follow the bolded phrases are almost exclusively the … More The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

I’d let you in (on the road), but… [PSA]

I’m nice.  Really, I am.  I use phrases like “giving the benefit of the doubt” and I act on those phrases, way too often.  Probably to my own detriment. And with advancing age, I’ve gotten nicer.  I’m mellowing out.  I’m learning to pick my battles.  Because I’m figuring out what’s important and what isn’t. This … More I’d let you in (on the road), but… [PSA]

Never buy anything advertised on television 

If I could identify one “Rule” To Live By, this would be it.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the one “hold-back” Robert Fulghum left out of his literary classic, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”.  And it should be known that every accomplished master never reveals all; they usually keep a … More Never buy anything advertised on television