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TV Ad Categories


by Vaughn Aubuchon

This page supplements my main page of Prescription Drug TV Ads.

1. TV AD Drug Categories
Which prescription drug
CATEGORIES are advertised the MOST on TV?
Which
TV SHOWS show the most ads for prescription drugs?

2. Big Pharma Companies
Which
big pharma companies advertise the most on TV?

Diabetes is #1. You had better watch your diet, if you don't want to ride that train. Stop drinking sugar water.

3. Tv Ads vs. WEBMD Ads
Comparing ad spend - TV vs. Magazine


300

140



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Prescription Drug
TV Ad CATEGORIES
(listed alphabetically)

Purpose
Category


Brand name

Purpose

Recent
Display - CC*

Acne

Aczone

acne

Lifetime - - - 46

Addiction

Chantix
Nicoderm CQ
Vivanse

smoking
smoking
B.E.D.

Game Show
CMT - 471
CNN -- - - - - 56

ADHD

Adderal

ADHD

CW - - - - - 14

Allergies

Alavert
Astepro
Nasonex
Omnaris
Singulair

allergy
allergy
allergy
allergy
allergy

(gone)
(gone)

USA Network - 42
(gone)
(gone)

Alzheimer's

Aricept
Namenda
Namzaric

Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's

(gone)
Hallmk- 24, TNT
ABC

Arthritis
(RA)

Enbrel
Humira
Orencia
Simponi
Xeljanz

RA
RA
Arthritis
Arthritis
Rheu. arthritis

Game show
CNN, Fox - - 59
CNN -- - - - - 56
(gone)
ABC, TV Land

Asthma /
COPD

Anoro
Breo Ellipt

COPD
COPD

CNN - - - - 56
Fox News - 59

Bladder/ Urination

Detrol
Enablex
Myrbetriq
Toviaz

Blad. control
Overact. blad.
Overact. blad.
Overact. blad.

(gone)
(gone)

HGTV - - - 69
Fox News - 59

Blood Thinners

Brilinta
Eliquis
Pradaxa
Xarelto

Blood thinner
Blood thinner
Blood thinner
Blood thinner

ABC
TV Land - 163
(lawyers)
Bravo - - - 48
(lawyers)

Bowel /
Gastro

30

Amitiza
Entyvio
Linzess
Movantik
Viberzi
Xifaxan

constipation
UC, Crohn's
IBS constip.
OIC
IBS
diarrhea

(gone)
Cook chan - 203
CW, MSNBC
Game show
MSNBC . . . 60
UP TV

Cancer

Neulasta

cancer

Fox News - 59

Cholesterol

Crestor
Niaspan
Trilipix

cholesterol
cholesterol
cholesterol

WE TV - 502
(gone)
(gone)

Contraceptive

Beyaz
Mirena
Yaz

contraception
contraception
contraception

(lawyers)
(lawyers)
(lawyers)

Diabetes

Farxiga
Invokana
Januvia
Jardiance
Levemir
N. Flexpen
Onglyza
Tanzium
Toujeo
Tresiba
Trulicity
Victoza

diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes
diabetes

CBS - - - - - - 5
Lifetime - - - 46
NBC Sports - 404
Family Feud
HLN - - - - - 57
HLN - - - - - 57
(lawyers)
Cook chan - 203
Cook chan - 203
ABC - - - - - - 7
AHC - - - - - 274
DIY - - - - - 204
MSNBC - - - 60

Fat reduce

Kybella

double chin

Weather Ch. --- 61

Heart

Entresto

heart failure

Golf - - - - 405

Hepatitis

Harvoni

hep C

MLB - - - - 412

Influenza

Tamiflu

flu

ESPN2 - - - - 39

Insomnia

Belsomra
Hetlioz

insomnia
non-24

KSBW (NBC) - 6
CNN - - - 56

Lung cancer

Opdivo

lung cancer

Golf - - - - 405

Mental

Abilify
Effexor

Latuda
Pristiq
Rexulti
Risperdal
Trintellix

antipsychotic
depression
antopsychotic
depression
depression
antipsychotic
depression

(lawyers)
(lawyers)

Dest. Amer.- 201
(lawyers) MTV2
Weather Ch. --- 61
(lawyers) MANY
HLN - - - - - 57

MS

Tecfidera

relapsing MS

ION - - - - - 16

Osteoporosis

63

Boniva
Fosamax

Prolia

osteoporosis
osteoporosis
osteoporosis

(lawyers)
(lawyers)
Headline News - 57

Pain

Botox
Lyrica

migraine
seizures, pain

Reelz - - - - - 150
Headline News - 57
Science chan- 272

Pneumonia

Prevnar 13

pneumonia

CNN - - - 56

Psoriasis

69

Cosentyx
Otezla
Raptiva
Stelara

psoriasis
psoriasis
psoriasis
psoriasis

CNN - - - 56
Fox News - 59
(gone)
CNN - - - 56

Sex, men

AndroGel
Axiron

Cialis*

testosterone
testerosterone
ED

(lawyers)
(lawyers)

CNN - 56

Viagra

ED

AMC, CBS,
Discovery - - 15
ESPN - - - -- 38
MLB - - - - 412
Nat. Geo.- -273
Science- - - 272
TBS - - - - - 735
TV Land - - 163

(lawyers)

Sex, Women

75

Brisdelle
Osphena
Premarin

hot flashes
vagin. dryness
painful sex

Game Show
Fox News - 59
MSNBC - - 60

Shingles

Zostavax

shingles

MSNBC News - 60

Notes :
* Cialis took their commercials offline, so that no one can look at them in detail. You must record them yourself, for analysis.

Ask yourself why some drugs are no longer advertised on TV. Is it because --->

1. The drugs have terrible side effects.
- The lawyers are moving in, and suing the disingenuous manufacturers?

2. The drugs were ineffective?
3. Expected volume did not happen?
4. Some OTHER reason.

*CC = Comcast Channel Number

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80

110

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RECENT Biggest
Pharma TV Advertisers
with their Problem Drugs included

Company
.
Drugs

-

Abbott

AndroGel, Humira, Niaspan, Uloric

Allergan

Aczone, Botox, Kybella, Viberzi

Amgen

Enbrel, Neulasta, Prolia

AstraZenica

Brilinta, Crestor, Farxiga, Movantik,
Nexium, Onglyza, Symbicort

Bayer

Beyaz, Mirena, Yasmin, Yaz

Biogen

Tecfidera

Boehringer Ing

Flomax, Jardiance, Mirapex, Pradaxa, Spiriva

Bristol Myers

Abilify, Eliquis, Opdivo, Orencia, Plavix

Centocor

Simponi, Stelara

Eli Lilly

Axiron, Cialis, Cymbalta, Evista,
Prozac, Stratera, Trulicity, Zyprexa

Forest

Celexa, Lexapro, Namenda, Namzaric

Genentech

Raptiva, Tamiflu

Gilead

Harvoni

GlaxoSmithK

Anoro, Boniva, Breo Ellipta, Coreg, Lovaza, Nicoderm CQ, Paxil, Tanzeum, Valtrex, Vesicare, Wellbutrin

Janssen

Invokana, Risperdal, Xarelto

Johnson & Johnson

Risperdal (worst ever)

Merck

Belsomra, Dulera, Fosamax,
Januvia, Vioxx, Zostavax

Novartis

Enablex, Entresto, Exelon, Reclast, Ritalin, Zelnorm

Novo Nordisk

Levemir, Novo Flexpen, Tresiba, Victoza

Otsuka

Abilify, Rexulti

Pfizer

Bextra, Celebrex, Chantix, Effexor, Lyrica, Premarin, Prevnar 13, Toviaz, Viagra, Xeljanz, Zoloft

Sanofi

Toujeo

Shire

Adderall, Vivanse

Sionogi

Osphena

Sunovion

Latuda

Takeda

Entyvio, Trintellix

Valeant

Jublia, Onexton, Xifaxan

Vanda

Hetlioz

Wyeth

Effexor, Pristiq

As is apparent, no single company excels at the most dangerous drugs, except maybe Bayer. The bad drugs are distributed rather evenly amongst all the manufacturers.





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Prescription
WEBMD ADs vs. TV ADs
Pharma Magazine Advertisers

.
WEB MD Magazine
(Oct. 2015 issue)

Page #
Manufacturer
On TV ?

4-strain (flu)

49

GSK

-

Aubagio (MS)

60 - 63

Sanofi

-

Harvoni

92 - 94

Gilead

Yes

Ibrance (breast cancer)

99, 100

Pfizer

Yes

Myrbetriq (not named)

90

Astellas

Yes

Namenda XR

5, 6

Forest

Yes

Pazeo (eye allergy)

87, 88

Novartis

-

Prevnar 13

77, 78

Pfizer

Yes

Spiriva

35, 36

Boehringer Ing.

Yes

Symbicort

45, 46

AstraZenica

Yes

Zeljanz

1, 2

Pfizer

Yes

Which drugs was big pharma pushing in late 2015?
How about the ones with ads in BOTH WEBMD magazine and on TV?

200 - 450

80

110

60




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iSpot TV Commercials Index
of Prescription Drugs
iSpot has a UNIQUE index which
lists the Prescription commercials.
It looks like this -

Prescription Drug Ad CATEGORY

Recent
Ad
Count

* 1. Rx: Allergies, Colds and Flu

* 2.
Rx: Alzheimers & Multiple Sclerosis

* 3.
Rx: Asthma and COPD

* 4.
Rx: Bladder and Gastrointestinal

* 5.
Rx: Cancer

* 6.
Rx: Depression, Bipolar & Insomnia

* 7.
Rx: Diabetes & Blood Disorders

* 8.
Rx: Mens & Womens Health

* 9.
Rx: Osteoporosis & Arthritis

* 10.
Rx: Psoriasis, Skin & Nails

* 11.
Rx: Stroke, Cholesterol & Heart Disease
.

17

9

>24

>24

5

15

>24

>24

>24

>24

>24



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Vaughn's Other
PRESCRIPTION DRUG Related
Pages

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*
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*
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*
Prescript. Drug Lawsuits

*
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*
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*
Prescript. Drug Side Effects

*
Prescript. Drug TV Ads

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Prescript. Drug TV Ads 2

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*
Prescript. Heart Drugs

*
Rejected Prescript. Drugs

*
Unapproved Prescript. Drugs




Disclaimer
The author is not a doctor, and has had no medical training.
NO MEDICAL ADVICE IS OFFERED OR IMPLIED.
These are simply my personal thoughts.
The sole purpose of this page is to encourage further research on your part.

Statements on this page may NOT be correct.
Change is always occurring. The quoted excerpts above were correct when quoted. For current specific drug information, visit that drug's official website.
I hope that you have found this TV Drug Ads page helpful.
Thank you very much for your time.

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