Side Effects

by kpmautner

More on big pharma rants:

Every time I turn on the tv (admittedly not very often, but even so) I come across ads from Big Pharma. (This is lawyer-talk for the pharmaceutical industry). Big Pharma advertises for cures from everything from arthritis to zenophobia. (which is actually spelt “xenophobia” and isn’t curable with pharmaceuticals, just a baseball bat to the noggin)

What gets me is the lists of side effects: can cause swelling, stroke, high blood pressure, ulcers, nausea, vomitting and death. What fun. I’d rather have a slight gastric disorder, thank you kindly.