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Annoyed at ED Ads

Q. I'm so irked about erectile dysfunction ads. I'm a mature adult, married (with adult children), so I’m not ignorant or prudish.

I think, however, that if you have a problem, you know it and should see your doctor. These advertisements are so offensive, considering all the people who end up watching them.

A. Many people are fed up with TV ads for erectile dysfunction drugs. Only the U.S. and New Zealand permit any prescription drug advertising to patients.

The law could be changed to restrict such commercials. Let your Senator or Representative know how you feel.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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