First, there was this ad for an At Home Steroid Test:
Now, why exactly would anyone WANT an at-home steroid test? Do people wake up and say, "Oh my gosh honey, look at the size of my muscles! I think someone might be slipping me some steroids! I'd better go buy an At-Home Steroid Test from Walgreens!"
Then, a few pages later, there were 3 consecutive HUGE full-color ads for Merck, the big pharmaceutical company.
The first 2 were warm fuzzy ads telling me to visit their website to learn how much they care about me. The third was an ad for Zostavax, a shingles medication, with a huge disgusting picture of a patch of shingles on someone's arm.
If Merck really cared about me, first of all they would not spend bazillions of dollars on advertising. They would lower their drug prices instead. Plus they would not make me look at disgusting shingles pictures while I eat my toast and honey.
Anyway. The disclaimers for Zostavax, their shingles medication, were a little puzzling to me:
After all, how many 60 + year old women do YOU know who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
But the last ad I want to show you is my favorite! Read it carefully, and think about the part I underlined. What, exactly, goes on in this office?
So, I just wanna know ... is that a picture of a patient and nurse, 10 to 12 minutes into the appointment?