why does everyone dislike working in pharma?

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When was the last time you saw an ad for a heart medication that made you excited to find out who made it?

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Every brief is the EXACT same.

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Cause it's boring af

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pharma writer here: I don't hate it. sure, writing about a drug doesn't keep me up all night, but I like the ability to be somewhat detached from what I do; if it needs to change client/medical, it hurts less. restrictions: holy fuck, there are a many--buttttt, you have to think outside the box to make it work. & no, I didn't wake up one day, "boy, I wish I could talk about contraindications all day!" but really, I find the people who make it out to so terrible are actually on consumer and never worked pharma 🙂🙃🙂🙃

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I actually like working in pharma. Because it's so restricted, you're forced to work within the confines to find some gray with which you can make some opportunity happen. Right on the money @Copywriter1. @Starcom1 the reason "ask your doctor" is so prevalent? Because it actually works.

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There are TONS of restrictions about what you can say and TONS of things you are required to say. Doesn't leave a lot of room for different ideas.

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@saatchi: too real 😂

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As an account person I honestly feel worse for creatives who work in pharma. Must suck to be an artist and have to create the boring stuff day to day (excluding concepting), or then have bad account ppl/clients say things like "I feel like I don't like this yellow, and can you add a violator".

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Ethics.

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Because it's mind numbingly unoriginal. And when pharma clients say "they care" all you want to do is put a effing dirty sock in their mouth and punch em in the earhole

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@copywriter 2 - ethics problems are not exclusive to just the pharma category...

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U.S must be the only country that heavily advertises drugs and medication with the ending msg 'ask your doctor'. I would never trust drug ad to ask my doctor about it.

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