Category Archives: Drug Disclaimers

Uncle Frankie’s Top 10 for 2008

It’s that time of year – time for everybody’s personal best of 2008 lists. Here are the top 10 things I found funny this year.

I’m sure everyone will disagree about something I’ve listed here. So please comment with one or more of your Frankie Faves for 2008.

Happy New Year!

The Ultimate Wonder Drug

Feeling down? Is that what’s bugging you Sparky?

Never fear, Uncle Frankie’s here with just the pick-me-up you’re looking for.

Drug Disclaimers

We’ve all been shocked, amazed and amused by the disclaimers we hear on commercials for presecription medications: “May cause rectal bleeding and/or sudden death. Ask your doctor if it’s right for you.”

Lori takes special pleasure in these pieces of marketing mastery.

Now, a West Virginia humorist has gone beyond the call of duty to translate what one pharma company calls “the truth about treatment effects” from an unusual weight-loss drug called Alli into plain English.

Here’s a quotation from the company’s web site (not from the humorist, I swear):
You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work.

CAUTION: Not for the easily offended or chronically mature. May cause tearing of the eyes, uncontrollable laughter and personal humiliation. Call a doctor for erections lasting more than 48 hours.

Click here if it’s right for you.