Stop Direct Advertising

Policy needs to be changed so that pharmaceutical companies can no longer bombard American consumers with ubiquitous billboards, drugstore enticements, and radio announcements to suggest things like, “get your flu shot now.” In bed with the pharmaceutical companies, the CDC advises the public on vaccines through a “recipe” of scare-tactics to hike the demand. Merck’s TV commercials for Gardasil are infamous for fear-mongering campaigns to mislead the American public into vaccinating their children with one of the most dangerous, aluminum-filled vaccines on the doctor’s shelves.