Letter: Something ails you? There’s a pill for that

The pharmaceutical industry is a multi-million-dollar monster. Everyone’s response to a problem is to seek out the quick fix; let’s pop a pill and make it all better, or at least numb us to the point of not caring. Hey, kids in school being inattentive, we have a pill for that and let’s not worry what effect it might have on their little developing minds and bodies.
Unhappy, yep, you guessed it, we have a pill for that, too! Suffering terrible side effects from your medication  – well what do you know we also have a pill for that.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes medication is necessary, but I just feel in a society where drug abuse is so prevalent we’re being just a tad bit hypocritical. The pharmaceutical companies are the biggest drug pushers in the world and our government protects their interest while they laugh all the way to the bank.
– Cheryl Karl, Richmond

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