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Fellow Americans,

For too long we have allowed the drug companies to actively promote their chemicals to our families and children through the medium of television. For too long have we allowed them to push the minds of our youth into a culture of chemical dependency and the mindset of a pill will cure my problems.

Many of these drugs side-effects include disease, not to mention strokes, internal bleeding, or even death. In many cases their side-effects are the antithesis of what they claim to cure, such as anti-depressants causing suicidal thoughts and actions.

It is obvious that the FDA is not doing its job in regulating what drugs make it into the marketplace, and that lobbyists have overtaken the FDAs judgment with financial incentives that disregard our best interests as citizens.

Cigarette commercials were made illegal and many other regulations were placed on the tobacco companies due to the harmful effects of their product. Some of these effects include cancer, emphysema, and birth defects. In contrast, the side effects of the many prescription drugs that are advertised on the television far exceed the dangers that the tobacco companies pose. Simply listen to the muffled announcer at the end of any of these commercials for a number of examples.

America, it is time to say enough is enough. If it is good enough for the geese it is good enough for the gander, as they say. This double standard needs to stop immediately. Studies have indicated that our children are more likely to ask their doctor for pills today than they were even five years ago and a culture of chemical dependence is beginning to form all across the nation. For too long we have allowed these companies to advertise in our homes under the deceiving cloak of medical claims and minimally tested drugs.

Please take a stand today and sign this petition. Our goal is to reach 1 million signatures, which will show our government that we, as a people, have had enough and will not stand for this any longer. Thank you for your dedication to our children and our nations future.

Kindest Regards,
Americans Against Drug Commercials

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  • 12 January 201550. Jane M
    They are killing us and creating addicts everyday!
  • 07 October 201449. Stuart N
    Only the US and New Zealand permit drug ads on tv
  • 29 August 201448. L L
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 201447. Jenni B
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 201346. Beth H
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  • 20 November 201345. Jermaine W
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 201344. John George
    Drug companies are out of control and need to stop direct-to-consumer advertising. Drug marketing money could be better spent on actually researching cures.
  • 09 June 201343. Karen G
    I support this petition
  • 14 December 201242. Jill E
    Should be aired after 9 or 10pm once the kids are in bed!
  • 27 October 201241. David L
    The availablility of modern medications is a blessing, BUT they should be recommended only to an individual by a treating physician, not to mass audiences by manufacturers.
  • 18 June 201240. David W
    no more dope ads
  • 16 June 201239. Verna D
    I support this petition
  • 29 May 201238. Adriano R
    TV and print drug ads are a threat to the life and limb of Americans.
  • 07 April 201237. Maria Costa
    Make these horrible commercials illegal!
  • 28 March 201236. D A
    DRUG COMMERCIALS ARE DANGEROUS . DRUG COMPANY PROFITS ARE THE PRIMARY FORCE BEHIND THEM. THEY ARE NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC.
  • 01 January 201235. James G
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 201134. Nancy K
    I support this petition
  • 31 March 201133. Beth S
    please make it stop
  • 05 December 201032. Michelle Dillon
    I want to help and assist in this travesty
  • 26 April 201031. Susan L
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 201030. Annette M
    The drug commercials in my opinion are INSANE, UNNECESSARY and RIDICULOUS. The only people who should promote drugs are the health care professionals who prescribe them. The public DOES NOT need to hear this thru the public media.. It's nonsense and shoul
  • 11 November 200929. Andy M
    if peapole have a problem there doctor will direct them to proper medication, not the tv
  • 13 September 200928. Tiffany C
    I applaud and vow to help any way I can the movement to end these ridiculous commercials!!! My 10 year old does not need to know what erectile dysfunction is. I should not have to cringe when someone says "and erection lasting longer than 4 hours".. Its R
  • 28 July 200927. Jamie Wilcox
    I support this petition
  • 06 July 200926. Shaun M
    out of control
  • 10 May 200925. Denise C
    I support this petition
  • 20 January 200924. Selena Ss
    think about how health our younger generation will be with out cigarette smoking

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Alberta WellsBy:
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