Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pfizer Yanks Lipitor Ad

AdAge: Under Congressional Pressure, Drug Maker Says Jarvik Spot Was Misleading. Pfizer said it will pull its Lipitor ad featuring Dr. Robert Jarvik, and promised to do a better job of clearly presenting spokespeople in future advertising.

What total bollocks
An ad misleading....No??! How is that possible?
I've already commented about this crap here and here.
I was actually thinking about it the other day because I saw some dumb ad that was obviously misleading. How unsurprising that I cannot remember what it was. It could have been that lipstick that lasts all day, but really doesn't.
The point is, all ads dramatise benefits and utilise tactics to make people want to buy it. And if Lipitor works, what's the big deal anyway? It still works. As if some old fart is going to take Lipitor and then go out and row a boat.

There seems to be a theme lately:
- Idiots having opinions.
- Other idiots respecting those opinions
- All the idiots dancing together in their non-sensical, la-la-land paradigm sunset.

I hope to god that these people don't have children. This is when licences should be handed out to those who wish to bear the fruits of their loins.

Referred to idiots dancing in la-la-land paradigm sunset

3 comments:

JaaJoe said...

There's a recent series of articles I came across about the slimey way of Pfizor and there Lipitor ads. Really intresting articles check them out.
Part One: ROBERT JARVIK, PFIZER'S PIMP WITH A PUMP
Part Two: LIPITOR- THE POISON THAT CAUSES CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

George Parker said...

Wisie...
Don't call me an old fart 'cos I take Lipitor and row a boat. Or do I row Lipitor and take boats. What the fuck was that drug that regrows brain cells? Oh, I remember... GIN.
Cheers/George

George Parker said...

Oh fuck... I meant Wisey... Need more GIN...
Cheers/George