"I always thought it was weird. Do people actually go to their doctors to ask for a specific brand of prescription drugs because they saw it in a commercial?"
"Doctor here. Yes, they do. And then I have to explain to them why they don’t need the medication. Often the commercials are so vague, the patient doesn’t even know what the medication is or does. I will say most people respond well to “This drug does X, and is used to treat Y. You don’t need it because you have Z, which this drug doesn’t treat.”"