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SAJA
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Superboy777
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In Canada drug companies should not be allowed 2 advertise prescription drugs directly to public

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/4/2011 Category: Health
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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SAJA

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The power of the media broadcast is astronomical, and I believe there is an adversarial element put int the doctor/patient relationship when the drug companies advertise prescription drugs directly to the "ill-informed" pubic.
Superboy777

Pro

I agree with my opponent's point that the media's power is astronomical. A patient trusts their doctor and if their doctor makes a majorly wrong prescription, then the doctor's license will be at least revoked. Doctors have to go through grueling med school, memorize thousands of drug names in order to achieve their status as one and make good choices for their patient. However, if companies are allowed to advertise prescription drugs without really getting to know the patient and their individual case, the "diagnosis" has a huge chance of being inaccurate and could even be detrimental to the patient's health. One cannot actually tell from an ad who made it, what they are really giving their customers unless one really buys it and sees them. Unfortunately, too many non legit drug companies or even other companies can advertise whatever they want to make a quick buck from gullible people and they could even unknowingly cause their "patients" to have serious medical problems
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Debate Round No. 1
SAJA

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SAJA forfeited this round.
Superboy777

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I extend all of my arguments.



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SAJA

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Superboy777

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Hope my opponent shows up eventually.


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Vote Pro.
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Extend all my arguments.
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Posted by Superboy777 6 years ago
Superboy777
my argument was exactly maximum amount of characters!
xD
Posted by LaissezFaire 6 years ago
LaissezFaire
I'm not sure exactly which side you're arguing, but it looks like you should be Pro. If you think they shouldn't be allowed to advertise, you should be Pro on this resolution. If you think they should be allowed to advertise, you should remain Con.
Posted by losedotexe 6 years ago
losedotexe
Only argument would be staggered, but could argue removal of prescription drugs entirely. (As in, make all of them over the counter.)
Good luck to whoever takes this.
Posted by the-good-teacher 6 years ago
the-good-teacher
Great stance, so great only an idiot would oppose you on it.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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SAJASuperboy777Tied
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