I saw something on the news that made me flip out, what else is new? There’s a drug to stop acne, I think we’ve all heard of Accutane. It’s been known before to be related to depression and higher suicide rates. Ok, that’s freaky. But this time, people are freaking out at the company for something that seems a little ridiculous.
There’s a big uproar saying that Accutane should warn people that it may pose a risk to pregnant women because I guess some zit-ridden women just couldn’t bear to part with their clear complexion for 9 months while they had a baby, kept taking Accutane, and the babies had problems. Well no shit sherlock!
The part that pisses me off is the part where people are freaking at the company. Didn’t anyone go to school and learn that taking non-essential medications, drinking, smoking, doing drugs or any of those things that are bad for you while pregnant isn’t the smartest idea? Must every god damn drug tell you that it might not be a good idea to take it if you’re eating for 2? Why don’t people think for themselves anymore? Oh, oh, I know. Because it’s easier to sue after the fact.
Also, why are people so selfish nowadays? I don’t think in the old days, people having kids would keep taking something whose only purpose is to make them look prettier. I know that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the point is Accutane isn’t going to directly save a life, and stopping taking it isn’t going to kill a person. why don’t people use their common sense anymore and say, “hmm, perhaps for these 9 months, for the sake of my baby, I’ll just buy some clearasil?” I know that people who take acne drugs have bad acne, but for Christ’s sakes, unless the acne is obstructing your windpipe or cutting off the circulation to your heart and brain, make a god damn sacrifice!
I guess it just annoys me when I see case after case of preventable moronic behaviour. That Rubella outbreak caused by people who refuse to vaccinate, people falling for incredibly obvious scams, and all the stupid lawsuits in the world. It’s hard to be optimistic when there’s so much cause for pessimism.