Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is it worth it?

We are constantly laughing at the television advertisements for drugs when the disclaimers start listing off. You know what I am talking about -- "may cause diarrhea, drooling, insomnia, and nipple hair".

It makes one wonder if the cure is worth the risk?

I heard recently about new complications and diet pill side effects stemming from a popular diet pill and though it is sad, I couldn't help but think "that is what you get for taking something that hasn't been trialed long enough to know the long-term implications".

I realize the other side of that argument is people waiting for cancer and life saving treatments that die while the cure is being tested.

Again, is it worth it?

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