Wednesday, 8 April 2009

A pill to treat the healthy.

I read in the New Scientist (4th Jan 09) that they've now invented a pill to prevent a number of possible illnesses from occurring, and are praising the fact that they can squeeze all of this into a single tablet. Maybe I'm being a cynic but is this just the pharmaceutical companies trying to squeeze more money out of society. Have they 'maxed out' on profits from people who need medication and are they now turning their attention onto relatively healthy people ? Seems that with the first pill it will replace three or four others, but taken to its extreme it occurred to me that it'll end up as one huge pill if it's going to cover all of the bases.


  1. Is that you and Dave Knight dressed as scientists? Do you take that pill orally?

  2. It's better than the alternative ...