Thanks Ranga good video. Yes these Adds work because people are like sponges easy to manipulate. Mezmerized by their TV Guru. Really sad! The more Evil Big pharma gets the more Adds they place in the media.
In many respects, the situation is worse than stated.
Comparing to placebo: Did you know that many (most?) drug trials start with a preselection test of patients? They are all given a pill that is actually a placebo. Anyone who responds in any way is automatically refused entry to the trial - and this is not reported in the studies. As a result, those most likely to respond to placebo are eliminated. This makes it much easier for drugs to look good against so-called placebos.
Comparing a new drug against a drug that has been through the current fraudulent approval process is actually a less genuine test than comparing them against placebo. If an existing drug is approved, but actually provides no benefit and causes harm - which is the case with a huge percentage of drugs - then it's actually easier to "prove" that a new drug is better than an old drug than it is to "prove" it's better than placebo. This is the method used most often now.
Another trick commonly used is to ignore the results of a study and make claims in the conclusion section that aren't supported by the study. It's incredibly common to do this. The first study a couple of years ago that was used to claim thimerosol doesn't cause autism actually eliminated any child who had it or developed it during the course of the study. But that little point was never reported by the press - only the fraudulent conclusions.