Need help contacting gov agency in charge of TV content.

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  1. maxpower097

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    Anyone know who to contact over an illegal commercial on TV nationwide in the US?
     
  2. Papabravo

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    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
    The Federal Trade Commission(FTC)

    http://www.fcc.gov/
    http://www.ftc.gov/

    What part of 47 CFR do you think has been violated?
    Do you even know what that is?
     
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  3. maxpower097

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    It was actually the FDA in the end.
     
  4. Papabravo

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    I'm still curious about the nature of the illegal commercial. AFAIK the two major areas of potentially illegal advertising are tobacco and alcohol. It is of course still illegal to to make patently false claims about a product. Too bad that doesn't apply to political advertising. Chaaa and monkeys might fly out my...oh never mind.
     
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    In the basement,we observe darkness,smoke,drink,cuss and fuss.

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  6. maxpower097

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    Ok theres a nationwide commercial running called Turntohelp.com . It addresses the opiate addiction problem in america which is big. The site then is a front for a pharmacuitcal company that makes a drug called suboxone. This suboxone drug is as bad if not worse then the drugs their trying to leave. Its a heave opiate itself. Your not allowed to run commercials for narcotics on TV. If you goto the site it basically give you 3 options, #1 of coarse being the greatest Suboxone, 2 Methadone clinics, 3. 12 step programs. Then they make it sound like they all don't work but suboxone which itself is highly addictive. I don't think they should be advertizing narcotics on TV like that even going thru a website. It would be like me creating a site for people with headaches, then forwarding them to the Oxycontin website.
     
  7. loosewire

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    What that got to do with the convention. I know a ninety year old..had a blood clot in leg..if

    they hadn't disolved it..he would have gone to hospice...lucky for him,he is getting exercise

    and going out to dinner again,if you live to be ninety..don't you deserve to live. Do they need

    health panels. I know a eighty year old lady that don't want her son to have anything,so a rest

    home staff of do gooder's are packing her up for the rest home with bad hip,once she can't walk

    she will be put in a bed until her days run out...her funds used up... then the drip.....
     
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  8. maxpower097

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    Nothing to do with the convention. Just something I see happening I think is wrong. Back when I grew up Alcohol, drugs, and eventually smokes were banned from TV. Now pharma is 25% of our add revenue. Its working so well now other drugs banned from advertizing are finding work arounds. Its either a great class action law suit, or a great marketing idea I'd approach every pharma company with.
     
  9. Papabravo

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    I live in the Detroit TV market and have not seen this one yet. What you know and what you think you know may be two different things. There may be non-obvious reasons why nobody is very exercised about this. I don't know what those reasons might be but I'll bet there is a catch here.
     
  10. maxpower097

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    Me 2, that why I wanna find out what it is. If I can find a loophole to advertize OxyContin, Morphine IR, etc.. I'll be a billionaire in 60 days. The commercial in question is paid for by the pharma company, the drug their pushing is their flagship drug, the website it directs you to is owned by the pharma company.
    Heres commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtcY1FPwHVU
    Heres website http://www.turntohelp.com
    Reseach Suboxone.Its one of those drugs that works too well. If any of you trekkies remember. The fact is itself is a hard core narcotic and is just as addictive as other narcotics its replacing. Everyone here knows I'm virtually a pharmacist and have come off opiate medictions numberous times. Theres nothing to do but wean down and quit. Go thru WD's then get over it.Everyone wants a miricle cure. Funny thing is in most countries suboxone is banned because its so highly addictive and they use a drug called ibogaine which treats all opiate withdrawl symtoms in 24 hours. But this would cost but pharma billions so its legal pretty much every where but the US. Trial numbers were 50,000,000 users 12 deaths from complications.
     
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    Having a close friend who has turned from oxy to suboxone,I can tell you while not a cure by no means,it is certainly a lesser evil.
    With it he seams to regulate his intake much better,and the very important financial difference.
    He went from spending thousands in a week to w/e his clinic visits cost.
    That said,100% agree w/ you about the Pharma industry,I have nothing but disgust for their business model.
    Oxycotin should be as hard to obtain as a organ transplant, yet they seam to hand the stuff out to anyone w/ the cash.
    A old druggy friend of mine once told me while on the the subject of addiction,that oxy was unlike any drug he had been around in all his years.
    That Heroin didn't hold a candle to it's destructive power,and from this he concluded it was created for the sole purpose of killing the poor and the ignorant.
    At the time it sounded crazy,the more I watch the news,the more I am inclined to believe it.
     
  12. maxpower097

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    Yes this is the problem with our heathcare. Oxycodine is horrible. I switched from that months ago and I feel much better. The problem has become is Suboxone has become a normal street drug. Your friend doesn't sound like he was on the up and up and seeing a proper doctor. He was most likely over prescribed for money and developed a severe problem. Coming from oxy though anything is an improvment. Thats why their banning it in a couple months. They've started telling all the doctors to stop prescribing it. Zohydro will take its place which is hte sme thing but vicoden based instead of pecoset based. With my ailments i pay $100 a month for a specialist pain managment and $80 a month for my prescriptions. You mention costs of thousands I can only imagine he was paying the dirty doctors $300 a visit and only able to fill his scripts at the dirty ma and pa phamies that over charge X10. For instance right now an oxy sells for $1.03 at Walgreens, at a local place that hordes them because they don't have limits they are charging $10 eahc cause every WG, CVS, etc.. is out.

    But my main point is I don't think an opiate product equivelent to dilaudid or methadone should be able to advertise on TV. Thats it really. Suboxone works for some people but I find it just becomes a substitute instead of a cure.
     
  13. JoeJester

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    If their business model includes killing the ignorant and poor, that model has a limited lifespan. Where will they get their money when all the poor and ignorant are dead?
     
  14. maxpower097

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    The thing is as a medicine its not bad.The problem come when all the idiots snort it and shoot it up. Once they get there its over their junkies for life. Having experinced both heroine and oxycodine medically I can attest to you that heroine is much stronger but in a different way. Its really not very strong unless its in an IV and hospital settings, where as oxys are effective anyway you take em.
     
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