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Warning: May Cause Death

In the kitchen, we have a small television on top of the fridge. The other day I was in there when a pharmaceutical commercial aired. I didn't hear the whole thing and don't know what drug was being advertised.

But at the end, when the mandatory side-effects were being disclosed, this certainly caught my attention:

"May cause death."

I thought to myself, "With a side-effect like that, why even bother?"

And have you noticed they no longer say, "Ask your doctor." Instead you hear, "Get it from your provider."

Have many physicians been reduced to the mere role of drug dispenser? And are hospitals and clinics simply storefronts?

What do you think?