It seems like there sure a lot of pharmaceutical companies ready to treat our ailments with the latest greatest pill. If the side effects of these magic elixirs don't kill you there's a chance that what they're peddling might just help.
It's this possible "side effects" portion of their advertisements that really amaze me. I actually remember hearing an ad for a sleep aid that said it might cause insomnia. Now that's a good Idea! However, by comparison to some products that really isn't so bad. How about excessive bleeding, vomiting or diarrhea? Sounds like a long night by the porcelain throne to me. All those are child's play though when put up against the "big ones", paralysis, stroke or even death. Call me crazy, but whatever one has it probably isn't as bad as death.
My all time favorite has got to be the disclaimer for the various erectile dysfunction tablets. They all seem to say roughly the same thing, "If you experience an erection for more than four hours call your physician." Are you kidding me? First of all, my doctor is probably going to be the last person I'm thinking of and secondly if I'm calling someone it's going to be The Guinness Book of World Records!
I'm sure as I get older I'll need something to "fix" me, but for now a couple of aspirin from time to time seem to do the trick. Nice thing is, they haven't made me grow a tale or anything else funky like that.