You will hear a short lecture. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the lecture. You should write 50 – 70 words. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the lecture.
The lecture was about drug companies. According to the lecture drug companies spend lot of money on TV ads to promote their products. Patients visits doctor with a suggestion for a certain prescription drug they saw advertised on TV. According to the speaker drug industry says the ads arm consumers with information. Researchers found that the information was technically accurate, but the tone was misleading. Depressed patients were friendless and boring at parties.That’s not surprising, given that the ads are just another form of mass marketing. But prescription medicines are not soap.