Evil pharmaceuticals

The other day on Law & Order, they had a show about an evil pharmaceutical company in cahoots with a University professor to test unsafe drugs on college students. The drugs caused healthy students to get depressed and eventually kill themselves.

Anyways, I thought the story was kinda stupid, and that it was just “sensational” television.

But surprisingly, when I listened to NPR the next day, they ran a story about a drug company who did just that. They had a depression drug that they tested on healthy people. The subjects got really depressed and killed themselves. The drug company hid the results of the study claiming its “trade secrets”. They then marketed the drugs as something else.

Shocking… Thank God I don’t have any conditions that require pills. My drug of choice… poker…