There's a TV commerical for Alli running here right now (that's the OTC weight loss drug that blocks some of your dietary fat from being absorbed -- at the risk of some, um, "bowel-related changes"). The spokesperson is identified as a Registered Pharmacist, and although she is not shown in a work-like setting she states, "As a pharmacist, I know Alli is safe because it is FDA approved", and "blocks 25% of the fat from being absorbed" and as part of a weight-loss program helps me lose weight etc., etc....and so on.
The commercial cuts away to something else for a second, and then comes back to her as she declares in a final statement, "My husband is a doctor, and if HE didn't think Alli was safe, he WOULDN'T let me use it!!!"
Now, I loves me my doctors (especially the Grumpy ones) but..... what the deuce is that all about? Apparently the makers of Alli didn't think that this woman's training as a pharmacist was quite enough for her to testify to the safety or effectiveness of this product without the doctor hubby's blessing.
Every time I see it, it just sticks in my craw.