Advertising and Health
Products are packaged and marketed with one objective: to sell the product so that the manufacturer makes money. Companies will use whatever marketing techniques are affordable and necessary to get this end result. For instance, Bayer aspirin is currently being advertised as the only product now shown to reduce the incidence of heart attacks. Aspirin is an incredible drug, perhaps the miracle drug of the twentieth century. Aspirin certainly does work to reduce the incidence of not only heart disease, but certain forms of cancer as well. But, any brand of aspirin will do this, even a generic brand.