Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Drugs now have better names than ice cream...by Sybil Sage

It may be that all the major ice creams have already been named and there are fewer car models to occupy the people who come up with product names, which has clearly worked to the advantage of drug companies, now advertising medications with seductive names like Abilify and Wellbutrin, both of which sound like a direct route to ecstasy and euphoria.

Okay, so you can't operate heavy machinery, but that's a small price to pay. And you may experience drowsiness, So what? I'd also put up with dry mouth and whatever other side effects they list as possibilities. The only glitch is I'm not bipolar. The drugs for my conditions have unsexy names: Enbrel, lipitor and vesicare. The trade-off is they don't interfere with my driving a trailer.

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