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he lawmaker’s claim was eye-popping: Americans watch 16 hours of pharma ads a year, on average.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, recited that statistic on Tuesday during a finance committee hearing on health care costs and coverage, arguing that such ads are “driving our pharma costs through the roof.”

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  • I agree. By the time each of these ads finish listing all the horrendous possible side effects, it already seems like 16 hours!

  • Since the TV westerns are popular they should bring back the old ads.
    Geritol, for tired blood
    Serutan (natures spelled backwards) for constipation .
    Carters little liver pills for biliousness
    Miles Nervine, to calm you and restore your flagging libido.

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