Monday, April 23, 2007

Creepy

So I'm up watching TV, trying to switch my sleep cycle for my night shifts this week, and a commercial just came on for AICDs. Did you know that you should ask your doctor about an implantable defibrillator, because it can give you more time with your grandkids?

Am I the only one who finds it sketchy that a drug company needs to advertise the implantable defibrillator? Are sales really that poor? Also, the message I got, from just catching a glimpse of the commercial, is that an AICD can save/prolong your life. That's it. Nowhere in the commercial did I hear mention of an AICD being used for CHF (although I wasn't paying very close attention). Are there people out there who think that an AICD is a simple preventable health measure for anyone, like taking a vitamin?

I think I'm up past my bedtime.

5 comments:

Midwife with a Knife said...

DTC advertising for AICDs just seems... sooo.... WRONG. It's HUGELY WRONG!!

Allison said...

*blink blink*

uhh. what.

gaucho said...

That's nothing. Mary Lou Retton has a commercial where she is peddeling titanium artificial hips. That one is a great commercial...

The MSILF said...

Just found your blog via Midwife With A Knife. Looking forward to reading it. I gotta see one of those commercials. I can't believe it. That's beyond sleazy.

Sid Schwab said...

I posted on this a while back. Same reaction as yours!