By Rebecca Todd
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:50 PM EST
Our first over-priced drug with hideous side effects is Kixeva. So tell me, do you think this is a drug to treat the HIV virus or a green alien chick from the original Star Trek series? Yell it out! Pill or No Pill?
It's a drug, and I sincerely hope it helps because the list of side effects reads like a horror novel. Incidentally, the original green alien chick was named Marta; a name far too boring to be used for a drug.
Next up is Zobral. Is this a drug used to treat depression or was it a rebellion leader on the planet Toroth? Yell it out! Pill or No Pill?
This is a tricky one. It's an alien rebellion leader. However, change the "b" to a "t" and you have an antidepressant.
The last one is Droxine. Is this a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism or was it an alien woman from the planet Ardana? Take your time. No fair looking it up. Now yell it out! Pill or No Pill?
Ha. Got ya. It's both. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Now imagine playing the game for real and winning $200,000 to $500,000 every time you get it right. That's a game show too rich for Howie Mandel to host.
Think about that the next time you pick up a prescription.
- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book "What's the Point?" available at booklocker.com. Contact her at email@example.com.
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