Use Pylorexene with caution. Side effects may include nausea, internal bleeding, blindness, stroke, desire to commit suicide or murder, uncontrollable urges to stick your finger into an electric light socket, to pee on a neighbor’s new car, or to shoplift tubes of expensive toothpastes. See your doctor if side effects persist, and eat plenty of peanut butter.
Of course, I’ve created an ad exaggerating characteristics of ones I’ve actually watched on television commercials for pharmaceutical products. There are drug commercials on TV every few minutes, and they have in many cases become so subtle, that I can no longer even identify for what treatments they’re intended. The happy faces of the “patients,” who are hiking through lovely woodland settings with their dogs, fishing with their grandchildren, or just sitting blissfully on benches in beautiful gardens of public parks, beguile me into forgetting the purposes of the messages, the side effects of the medications often being ultimately worse than those of the ailments being treated with the medications in the first place. It seems that in our modern culture, there’s really a pill for everything. JB