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Addicted

My image of a drug pusher has shifted over the past decade from a velvet-cloaked, gold-choked dandy driving a lime colored Cadillac convertible with spinner hubs all the way (and it’s a long, long way) to a Fortune 100 Company.

That’s a huge shift.

It’s clear we’re a drug addicted culture regardless of your source.

My unofficial assessment is a full half of all TV ad time is purchased by large, global pharmaceutical companies to “push” drugs that treat a wide variety of health conditions.  The majority of all other drug-centered ads are dominated by lawyers promulgating class action lawsuits covering a range of unfortunate consequences suffered by persons using these drugs.  Said effects range from boys developing breasts to the ultimate consequence:  Death.                                                               Then there’s that “oily discharge” I still can’t get out of my mind.