Only pharmaceuticals should be allowed to influence people
Just saw this over at Pharmalot:
For years, drugmakers have been criticized for ads that minimize risks, and push consumers to ask docs for scrips. The issue is so contentious that Congress is weighing limits on DTC advertising. But when lawyers run ads - well, that’s a problem.
So, it's OK for pharmaceuticals to push patients into taking questionable drugs, but it's not OK for lawyers to push injured patients into suing for injuries caused by those questionable drugs. Much better if private health insurers and taxpayer-funded healthcare pays for injuries caused by drugs like Vioxx, Zyprexa, etc.