Friday, December 8, 2017

Drug ads

This is an ad for the MS drug Rebif, to help patients learn how to handle flu-like symptoms, a common side-effect.

One gets the impression that the way patients are "getting the facts" is from a kindergarten-level cartoon book with a happy fish.



9 comments:

Kevin Tan said...

I know that lady, she was the one who got eliminated on Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader...Special Needs Edition.

Anonymous said...

But see how happy she looks. Would you really deprive her of that?

Anonymous said...

Oh no Kevin, now we're going to have the League Against Making Fun of Special Needs Persons railing against you.
The Fun Police WILL strike.
However, I like your comment

Anonymous said...

I fail to find any links between 'fish' and 'MS' and 'Rebif'. Not even that Rebif is FIBER spelled backward, and consumption of mercury from contaminated water dwellers was at one time supposed to be associated with demyelination of human nerve FIBERS. Something's a little fishy about this advertisement. Maybe, it has to do with 'F' from 'FISH' and 'FLU'???

tbunni said...

To Anon @ 10:32 - Wow! That was waaay too much thinking for a Friday morning. What I want to know is whose hand is reaching up from below? Are they trying to steal the fish? More info is needed here.

Anonymous said...

One fish, two fish, MS fish, flu fish.

Mage said...

Happy fish. Happy Lady. Take our Pill. Feel bad.

Old FoolRN said...

I think she would be a great spokesperson for drugs used to treat opioid induced constipation (OIC - the latest disease entity created by big pharma.) Times certainly have changed, the old school rule was never, ever treat a side effect with another drug.

Anonymous said...

Love it Anon 6:30. She is most likely a super happy Kindergarten teacher who has MS, right? Her best bet is to get off of Rebif, as there are better meds available that do not require an injection and do not cause horrid flu like symptoms either. Plus, cannot get past Merck Serono paying off neurologists to prescribe Rebif for kickbacks. Then, when the whistleblower blew said whistle, Merck had to pay 45 million dollars to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for fraud. They settled out of court, so that they did not have to release the names of the neurologists. This also implicated both NARCOMS and the Consortium of MS Centers, who was said to be running a "money laundering scheme," yet their CEO was not fired. Personally, I think that the Merck execs ought to have to inject Rebarf. It would only be fitting. Bad big pharma, bad. Apologies, but every time I hear Rebif, it brings it all back.

 
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