I'm less annoyed with the prescription drug ads than with the other snake-oil being sold.
The other day I saw an ad for some crap that they were "giving away" for a "clinical trial" and all you had to pay was shipping and handling to be one of the lucky few who would be included in the clinical trial. It all sounded very official, but it's just the usual BS that people fall for all the time. I checked the fine print just for laughs and here's the deal: If you use the whole bottle and you don't like it return it within 30 days and they won't charge your ccard. But the bottle they send you is a 60 day supply so by the time you try it all your card has been charged, your trial period is up and they refuse to refund (there were several complaints online about them on "Scam" sites). I was thinking, "what moron actually buys this stuff and is then so surprised that it doesn't work that they actually report it as a scam?"
Late night TV is littered with ads like that. They must be making millions. Makes me want to give up running an honest business and just start selling "magic water" to revitalize your essence.