Side Effects Include: Exploding

You don’t need me to tell you that the amount of prescription drug television commercials has reached a fever pitch. I mean, watch a sporting event – I truly believe there is one of these commercials during every single break in the action. I am about to watch the first pitch of the NLCS and just before coming back to the start of the game, there was a commercial for some prostate drug called Avodart or something like that. Towards the end, when the narrator’s cocaine kicks in and he reads off the side-effects faster than a Jamaican sprinter, I hear this – “Avodart should not be taken or handled by women.” I then went to the website, which I won’t link to here (ever) and I read this: “Do not donate blood until at least 6 months after stopping AVODART.”

Did you get that? Finally, we have a prescription drug whose side effects are so out of this world that women shouldn’t even HANDLE it and your blood is probably lethal! What’s next? You can’t be NEAR it? You can’t THINK about it? I’m now wondering what the drug trials went like? Did a woman touch some Avodart and instantly grow three extra arms and a nose on her ass? If that’s the case, the drug maker most certainly bought her a house on every beautiful coast across the globe….and still sewed her mouth shut.

I hope it’s not long before these commercials are banned.