The above story deals with the current issue of Tamiflu possibly causing delirium and hallucinations, mostly among children. The fascinating part of this story is that in response to these allegations, the FDA has added a LABEL to the package to warn about the “potential risk.” A label, eh? Well, that worked so well for cigarettes, didn’t it?
So now we have suicidal teens hopped up on Tamiflu which is apparently our only defense against a possible mutation of the bird flu. At this point, we’re stockpiling the stuff in the hopes that it will end a pandemic virus. But soon, it will be like all the other ‘WMDs’ Aside: Weapons of Medicinal Destruction at the pharmacy and you’ll need an armed guard to get flu medication. As for me, I’d just as soon take my chances with the flu. I’d much prefer to be bedridden and unable to breathe than tripping on Tamiflu and enjoying the dulcet tones of the Grateful Dead.
Oh, but there is that label…that should be a deterrent.
See you in the funny papers!