What do you think of the medicine advertisements in media?
◇Should be banned
Medicine advertisements should be banned in the media, including print media, radio and television, People hold this idea argue that medicine is a special product, It is a matter of life or death to human beings. Even if they were true and have clear illustrations, people should not buy and take medicine according to the advertisements. There are two reasons for it, One is that an accurate diagnosis needs special knowledge and experience can’t tell exactly what problems they have. The other is that people are different. It doesn’t mean they should take the same kind or the same amount of medicine although they have the same disease. If the medicine is not taken properly sometimes the consequence is very serious. Now many medicine advertisements are exaggerated if not false, They reach tens of thousands of people every day through print media, radio and especially TV. Many people are misled by the illustrated functions and magical results. Some of them feel very disappointed when they find what they bought is not as effective as advertised. Some even take the wrong medicine and get worse. However there are some people having a positive attitude about this issue, They think it is convenient for people to get medicine and can save both time and money.