Brits watching Oprah's Meghan Markle interview horrified by US prescription drug ads
As documented by Ayesha Siddiqi on Twitter, many Britons were stunned that Americans are constantly subjected to advertisements for prescription drugs that include lengthy lists of incredibly hazardous side effects.
The United Kingdom, which for decades has enjoyed the socialized medicine provided by the country's National Health Service, does not have ads for prescription drugs, as medicine in the country is strictly a not-for-profit affair.
Check out some horrified reactions to American drug ads below.
If these medicine ads are what it’s like to not have an NHS I never want to experience that— Tee the strategist🥂 (@Tee the strategist🥂) 1615170300.0
Nah…how are the side effects of the medicine in American ads more lethal than the thing they’re treating??? 😭 https://t.co/cMTlLm5fRP— Dapo Adeola (@Dapo Adeola) 1615171365.0
Loooool these American ads tho... totally forgot about MEDICINE being advertised out there 😂😂 #OprahMeghanHarry— Petra Dias 💖 (@Petra Dias 💖) 1615166717.0
i’m watching the meghan interview recording and yet again i can’t understand why american tv ads are like “ask your… https://t.co/zUkLITTdWA— agvta♑️ (@agvta♑️) 1615191073.0
American ads are so scary, just mad drugs and ppl suing each other upandan 😭— S. (@S.) 1615165224.0
These medical adverts and the side effects though. American healthcare truly is a business 🙄— Hayley (TPB) (@Hayley (TPB)) 1615166815.0
American adverts are unhinged af! Its wild how many drugs get casual ads 🥴— jacob but broken (they/them) (@jacob but broken (they/them)) 1615166095.0
watching american adverts during the megan and harry oprah interview is so surreal, why are so many of them for meds? are yall ok?— Sparrow -commissions open- (@Sparrow -commissions open-) 1615169311.0
American adverts make me feel like I’m in some post-apocalyptic world 🥴#OprahMeghanHarry— INGA🐼✨ (@INGA🐼✨) 1615169299.0
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