That’s probably one of the industries that scares me the most. Won’t go into any in-depth-analysis about it, though … not here and now. Let’s just say that the older I get and the more I learn … the less likely I am to put almost any pill into my system. Luckily I don’t have to, but there is one I take every morning. It’s been around for ages … ‘old and trusted’, not known to have caused any major disasters, as opposed to that trial they made in France a few weeks ago. It was all over the news.
The only reason I’m thinking about the pharmaceutical industry this fine, Sunday morning, is the movie we watched last night; «Side Effects». It was really good on so many levels … suspenseful, surprising throughout the movie — all the twists and turns it took — and it certainly made you think. All these well-known brands of, what’s referred to as SSRI, that we see and hear about in the commercials all the time, that were mentioned in the film. I would never even touch upon American politics here, but I did hear Hillary Clinton say, a while back, that if she was elected, she’d do something about those TV-commercials for prescription medicine. I’ll believe it if/when I see it. They are probably my biggest pet peeve since I came to North America.