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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I am all.... 

We have all heard the recent commercials for pain killers. In one of the more recent ones, people proclaim themselves to be all Advil.

While Advil may be quite effective in killing pain, I believe some aspects of these commercials to be socially irresponsible. The message is that your entire life is about taking pain killers. There seems to be little emphasis on what may be causing the pain or the fact that the pain killer does not actually correct the problem underneath.

See, the manufacturers know the body heals itself and many problems will go away on their own. Some do not. While you can not feel the pain, the real problem gets worse or you may be doing damage that you feel artificially good.

Although pain killers may have a use, it seems to me there is inherent responsibility to advocate cautious use and that the underlying problem may still be there.

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