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Spoof Drug Site Calls Attention to Drug Ad Idiocy

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Media culture group Stay Free has created a spoof drug site calling attention to the idiocy most drug companies place or are required to place on their sites and in their ads. The site is for a fictitious drug called Panexa by MERD which 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." That covers just about everyone.

And in a nod to either people's idiocy, drug company's idiocy or everyone's propensity to sue the asses off one another, the site lists several situations in which Panexa should not be used:

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (3)     File: Spoofs     Dec-12-05  

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Comments

The "Do not taunt..." part is flagrantly ripped off a Saturday Night Live spoof called "Happy Fun Ball."

Posted by: Tom Hespos on December 12, 2005 11:16 AM

I'm sure most people got it but for those who didn't...

Obviously a play on MERCK but it wasn't mentioned that MERD is a phonetic version of 'shit' in French (merde).

Posted by: Dario Meli on December 12, 2005 03:30 PM

I wonder if anyone is really going to call the hotline for EFTS (Excessively Floppy Tail Syndrome)...

Posted by: Drama Queen on December 12, 2005 10:17 PM

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