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“...every angel has a past and every sinner has a future.”

Staten Island’s Pill Problem: [The New Yorker] "New York City is the heroin capital of the country, and the epidemic has hit its most tranquil borough the hardest."
posted by Fizz on Sep 1, 2014 - 18 comments

Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Gaultier

The women's magazine parody The Reductress (previously) has unleashed the end-all be-all of brand-dropping, pill-popping nightlife columns: Slave To The Night Thoughts by Our Nightlife Editor, Dafna VanClifton
posted by The Whelk on Feb 4, 2014 - 20 comments

40 Year Old Squares

Rave and Hardcore YouTube Comments Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
posted by Artw on May 23, 2013 - 61 comments

Even better than the real thing?

Widespread fraud has been discovered in the case of an Indian generic drug manufacturer that makes generic Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) and many other drugs. Ranbaxy has "pleaded guilty to seven federal criminal counts of selling adulterated drugs with intent to defraud." [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on May 18, 2013 - 28 comments

Split decision

Is your wallet being gouged by the high price of medications? Cut that price in half. (pdf) [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Feb 21, 2013 - 36 comments

Are Birth Control Pills Changing the Mating Game?

Two researchers have reviewed the body of research on the effects of birth control pills on both women and men’s perceptions of attractiveness, and have come to some provocative conclusions. “If you don’t take into account society maybe we’re all animals, but in social situations I don’t think there are many women who change who they would mate with at different times of the month. It might change desires or perceptions but, gee whiz, that’s a long stretch to changing who you would date, or even who you would go to dinner with”
posted by goalyeehah on Mar 30, 2012 - 62 comments

MDMA vs. PTSD

Can a Single Pill Change Your Life? Oprah Magazine examines recent studies on the use of MDMA (the main ingredient in Ecstasy) to combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
posted by mannequito on Feb 15, 2011 - 104 comments

Selling placebos

Placebo pills for sale. You've seen some of the many spoofs, and they've been discussed before, but now you can pay real money for real pills. So multi-powerful, they're the go-to pill of choice when conducting double blind studies for medicines treating every disease and disorder. It's SCIENCE!
posted by birdsquared on Jan 1, 2010 - 40 comments

Well, they're great big brown pills, and they look like M&Ms. They don't melt in your mouth, and they won't melt in your hand.

The Bonkers Institute presents The Nearly Genuine and Truly Marvelous Psychoneuropharmacological Mental Medicine Show, a gallery of modern and vintage psychiatric drug advertising. [more inside]
posted by jtron on May 26, 2008 - 7 comments

Vodka "Pills"?

Vodka "pills" or candy, are NOT for little trick-or-treaters. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Oct 30, 2007 - 26 comments

Big Pharma

Pharmaceuticals have many tricks up their sleeves.
posted by reverenddrjice on Dec 2, 2005 - 21 comments

pillzapoppin

Possession of ... Advil can get you expelled?
posted by donkeyschlong on Dec 5, 2003 - 50 comments

Take 2 Thorazine & call me in the morning.

The American Gallery of Psychiatric Art. 'Sanity For Sale: 1960-2000'. Magazine advertisements for psychiatric medications in the latter half of the twentieth century.
posted by eyebeam on Jul 23, 2003 - 15 comments

Students for Suicide Pills?

Students for Suicide Pills? On October 12th, 1984, 1900+ students turned out to vote on a referendum asking that their university's Health Services be allowed to offer cyanide pills in the event of nuclear war.

57% of students said they wanted it.
posted by Fat Elvis on Sep 4, 2001 - 11 comments

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