Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Pills For Everyone!

"America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks."

-John Barrymore (1882-1942), American actor

Stop the insanity!

5 comments:

LiVEwiRe said...

JB makes a valid point and I'm sure he'd have more to add now if he, um, could...
I work in the Pharmaceutical industry (legally) and one of the saddest things I see is that no one takes time to listen, ultimately writing multiple Rxs as a catch all. In a way, it drums up more business for the medical field fixing all the problems that were caused by meds that may not have been necessary IF someone would've taken more than the 7 1/2 minutes to listen.
Beyond that, I think (I should stop doing that so often) that it is an inherent quality for certain cultures (ahem) to consume, use, waste, and procure whatever and whenever they can - even if it is to their detriment. For all that we know, we sure can be dumb.

Lord_Itchybum said...

That is so true.

A. R. said...

Obesity pills, birth control pills, pills to make you passive, pills to make your pain go away...

Does anyone really know what the long-term effects are of masking our problems with chemical compounds? Why don't we address the root of the problem?

Anonymous said...

I agree with A.R. We need to get too the root of the problem....we don't want to suffer....we don't want the flu to clean our bodies from toxins....we take drugs to supress our illness and pain, but those drugs don't take away the poison....they just gives us releif.....with the supression of disease, you ultimatley become infected with bigger problems then you had in the first place...maybe cancer? Who knows but next time you think about taking a drug for asthma or whatever, and listen too the long list of sideeffects that you might encounter....you know, like heart failure, no sleep, maybe a hard time getting an erection, oh and if you are pregnant, don't take it.....this country is starting to make me sick....

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