Friday, September 17, 2004

Disclaimer: Reading This Blog May Cause Chronic Fatigue

We have these commercials in the U.S.

I don't think it's like this in the rest of the world, but in the U.S., whenever a drug is advertised, the possible medical side effects must also be included. This leads to some totally bizarre television commercials, where the announcer says something like this:
(whisper) May cause dry mouth, headache, nausea, internal hemorrhaging, torn anterior cruciate ligaments, and on rare occasions, kidney failure. In extremely rare situations, your head may explode.

These disclosures can cause problems, particularly if you're not paying total attention to the television. Tonight I thought I heard a Discovery Card commercial with the disclaimer that it could cause vaginal dryness.

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