The FDA and Better Living Through Chemicals

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Yes, yes, yes, I’m over my hormonal imbalance of yesterday. I have arrived back to the normal world and I have some questions. While away on my chemical imbalance it seems I have missed some new regulations regarding the F.D.A. When did these new regulations take affect?

Since when did medication have to smell good? I do not remember this being a concern in my past. I was spoon fed weird concoctions by my mother that yes, did cause nausea. After all the moment you swallowed your gag reflex kicked in, followed by the scolding, “Don’t you dare throw that up.”
Concerned about this recall based on smell I asked my grandmother’s doctor. I was informed not to worry, it was fine but this raised another question? Will this new F.D.A. regulation lead to new aroma requirements for medication? Well, if it does I’d like mine to smell like bacon please.

All these recalls have made me pay closer attention to drug commercials. As I am getting older and well aware that better living through chemicals will soon be a reality, I felt it prudent. Now I am really confused and how did the F.D.A. approve these drugs?

Why would I consider a drug that has more side effects than healing properties? Why is a trade off required? Take a drug for high blood pressure and lose your vision. Take a pill for depression and you will hallucinate. Take a drug for bladder control and you have a heart attack. I think I would rather wet the bed than die trying to get there.

This leads me to the newest of drugs, those sexual arousal ones that apparently we will need as we age. I’m sorry but the disclaimer that sticks out in my mind is, “May cause shortness of breath.”

Excuse me but does not having good sex cause shortness of  breathe anyway? Maybe their marketing demographic is just targeting virgins and people who have never had good sex? I’m not sure, either way I’m taking notes.

When I do reach the age that chemicals are a requirement I want to remember to ask the mental question. “Is this shortness of breathe due to good sex or just a side effect?”

Who cares, you took that damn depression pill to soon.


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5 comments:

arlee bird said, 

Bingo! I really hate the idea of taking the medications that doctor prescribes let alone adding more medications to alleviate problems that were probably caused by taking the previous medications. It's a big pharma conspiracy! I know it is! The drug companies are trying to get us all dependent. They might as well start taking automatic payments out of my bank accout.

Lee
Tossing It Out

June 26, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
#1Nana said, 

mmmmmm bacon! Oh, sorry, I was lost dreaming about the taste of high blood pressure pills and bacon!

Time to focus on the good...I know it's there. Let the irritations rest for a few days and bask in the simple pleasures of your life.

Next time I go to the doctor I'm going to see about dropping my blood pressure medication. Since I retired and stopped trying to save the world, my blood pressure is actually low. Damm, no bacon for me!

June 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Jules said, 

Lee..
Do not give them any ideas and thank you for your comment.

Nana,

Yes, they are there and thank you for reminding me. Maybe we can work on a pot roast multi-purpose vitamin.

June 27, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Debbie said, 

I try to just stay away from medication unless it is absolutely necessary. And those commercials drive me nuts!

June 27, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Jules said, 

Debbie,
Stay healthy and thank you for commenting. Nice to hear from you again.

June 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
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