Adwords Banned Drug Arimidex Still Has Videos on YouTube Due to Design Defect


Right near the top of the Google Adwords “unapproved pharmaceuticals” list is ArimaDex.  What is that, you say?

According to the official ArimiDex website:

Approved Uses for ARIMIDEX

ARIMIDEX is approved for adjuvant treatment (treatment following surgery with or without radiation) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.

ARIMIDEX is approved for the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer and for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that has progressed following treatment with tamoxifen. Patients with hormone receptor-negative disease and patients who did not previously respond to tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to ARIMIDEX.

So why would this drug be banned from Adwords?  Well, another use of ArimiDex is to counteract the development of “man boobs” from the use of certain steroids like testosterone.  So we should not be surprised to see commercials for ArimiDex on YouTube–wait, did I say commercials?  I meant user generated content, of course.  This is particularly true given the steroid user community that posts thousands of videos on YouTube.

Of course, one might ask why YouTube would allow commercials…I mean UGC…for sellers of a drug that’s banned on Adwords.  You would think they could just filter for the drug name.

But that would mean that they couldn’t monetize searches for ArimiDex with ads for mugshot sites:

arimidex search