Aug 24, 2007

side effects may include...

So I'm watching TV. As most of you I'm sure have, I notice the high amount of commercials for prescription, and over the counter medication for all kinds of stuff from laxatives to erectile dysfunction pills. making people better is great, but besides the fucked up politics involved with the drug companies. and the constant upgrading and renaming the same old pills and calling it something else just so they can keep the patent on it which makes cheaper generic meds harder to get, they all seem to have something else in common.

They all have crazy assed side effects. You have allergies? our pills will help, so will all the other stuff you've been getting, but this one works better. just watch out for; dry skin, stomach cramps, blurred vision, anal leakage, swollen feet, etc. It gets so bad that why would you even take the drug? I'd rather have allergies, or limp dick than a spastic colon and hair loss.

This isnt just a post about funny side effects. My real question is about the approval process of these drugs. Arent there some kind of standards for letting shit get released? I mean, how many retarded side effects do they allow? To me it seems like if you invented a new drug or whatever and brought it to the FDA for approval... or even in the lab they would keep turning you down until you limited the amount and severity of the side effects. I dunno, i was just thinking that if your new diarrhea medication makes you have leprosy and become a paraplegic , that they would just NOT approve it. "Thanks guys, thats great but your not quite there yet. come back when it doesn't make you bleed from your eyes.

And no i havent seen Sicko yet. I need to tho.
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