Being as we've had a recent thread about the efficacy of prescription drugs, I figured I'd take the time to single one out for its proven efficacy.
Ask your doctor for a reason to take it.
PANEXA is a prescription drug that should only be taken by patients experiencing one of the following disorders: metabolism, binocular vision, digestion (solid and liquid), circulation, menstruation, cognition, osculation, extremes of emotion. For patients with coronary heart condition (CHC) or two separate feet (2SF), the dosage of PANEXA should be doubled to ensure that twice the number of pills are being consumed. PANEXA can also be utilized to decrease the risk of death caused by not taking PANEXA, being beaten to death by oscelots, or death relating from complications arising from seeing too much of the color lavender. Epileptic patients should take care to ensure tight, careful grips on containers of PANEXA, in order to secure their contents in the event of a seizure, caused by PANEXA or otherwise.
In reality, this is inspired by the sheer volume of ads I see for prescription medication on US television; I couldn't let this pass without comment.
An excellent piece of satire about the "informative" ads regarding medications treating everything from arthritis to ED (though they generally never actually say what they treat in the ad, disturbingly enough.)
And hey, there's always room for a bit of levity to lead off my question: Is it ethical to push sales of drugs through the sorts of ads this sends up? And perhaps more importantly - shouldn't such ads at least say what the medication is meant to treat. (Seems to me if everyone actually asked their doctor about every last drug that's been advertised, doctors wouldn't get anything done.)
Also, keep in mind:
Pediatric use: Expired PANEXA may be disposed of by feeding to children in a bowl with milk.