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f you feel inundated with pharma ads, it might have something to do with your taste in TV shows.

Depending on which show you’re watching, prescription drug makers are responsible for as many as 38 percent of ads during commercial breaks — or as few as virtually none at all. That’s according to data from iSpot.tv, a company that tracks TV ads and their impact. The data cover the valuable 8-10 p.m. primetime slot over the 12 months that concluded at the end of July.

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