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7th Dec '16 2:24:06 PM RaspyMink
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* In the mid-2000's there was an ad for a medicine to cure "social anxiety disorder" (what we used to call "shyness" and treated with beer). The lengthy and varied list of side effects seemed to consist entirely of symptoms which would make the hapless patient socially-unacceptable, including loss of bladder control, uncontrollable vomiting, bad breath, and most hilariously, "sexual side effects", which everyone naturally interpreted to mean impotence. So it was a drug that allowed you to go to parties and ensured you wouldn't be invited, that enabled you to talk to girls and prevented you from going beyond just talking. It was like an O. Henry story in convenient pill form.

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* In the mid-2000's there was an ad for a medicine to cure "social social anxiety disorder" (what we used to call "shyness" and treated with beer).disorder. The lengthy and varied list of side effects seemed to consist entirely of symptoms which would make the hapless patient socially-unacceptable, including loss of bladder control, uncontrollable vomiting, bad breath, and most hilariously, "sexual side effects", which everyone naturally interpreted to mean impotence. So it was a drug that allowed you to go to parties and ensured you wouldn't be invited, that enabled you to talk to girls and prevented you from going beyond just talking. It was like an O. Henry story in convenient pill form.
27th Nov '16 2:39:53 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/StephenColbert of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' has a regular segment entitled "Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A." (a reference to his honorary doctorate of fine arts), sponsored by the fictional [[EvilInc Prescott Pharmaceuticals]], in which he constantly pushes drugs in the "Vaxadrin" family. The drugs have such side effects as minor heart explosions, vivid dreams of self-cannibalization, growing teeth ("often in the mouth"), spontaneous pregnancy, increased chances of vampire attack, involuntary {{Narnia}} adventures, and tracheal meerkat colonies.

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* Creator/StephenColbert of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' has a regular segment entitled "Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A." (a reference to his honorary doctorate of fine arts), sponsored by the fictional [[EvilInc Prescott Pharmaceuticals]], in which he constantly pushes drugs in the "Vaxadrin" family. The drugs have such side effects as minor heart explosions, vivid dreams of self-cannibalization, growing teeth ("often in the mouth"), spontaneous pregnancy, increased chances of vampire attack, involuntary {{Narnia}} [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] adventures, and tracheal meerkat colonies.
24th Oct '16 5:39:34 PM Dravencour
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---> Look ladies, it doesn't matter how much weight you lose: If this side effect kicks in, you ''ain't'' looking good in them jeans. "Anal seepage"... That's not even fun to ''say'', let alone write on an insurance form. And not medical insurance--''homeowner's'', to explain why your couch is at the end of the driveway.

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---> Look --->Look ladies, it doesn't matter how much weight you lose: If this side effect kicks in, you ''ain't'' looking good in them jeans. "Anal seepage"... That's not even fun to ''say'', let ''say''! Let alone write on an insurance form. And not medical insurance--''homeowner's'', to explain why your couch is at the end of the driveway.
24th Sep '16 1:54:56 PM nombretomado
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* ChannelFour got into a deserved bit of bother from [[MediaWatchdogs Ofcom]] for advertising erectile dysfunction services before the {{watershed}}. The adverts in question resembled a cross between a relaxation tape and a personal loan advert, and it was only the constant use of words like "erection" that marked them for what they were.

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* ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 got into a deserved bit of bother from [[MediaWatchdogs Ofcom]] for advertising erectile dysfunction services before the {{watershed}}. The adverts in question resembled a cross between a relaxation tape and a personal loan advert, and it was only the constant use of words like "erection" that marked them for what they were.
9th Sep '16 11:56:49 AM Antigone3
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* Saw Palmetto is a herbal remedy for enlarged prostate. Apparently "it can interfere with the contraceptive pill".

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* Saw Palmetto is a herbal remedy for enlarged prostate. Apparently "it can interfere with the contraceptive pill". [[note]]Some of the [[http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-971-SAW%20PALMETTO.aspx?activeIngredientId=971&activeIngredientName=SAW%20PALMETTO other uses]] are for health problems women can have, but prostate issues ''are'' the main one.[[/note]]
9th Sep '16 9:49:39 AM faerieprincess87
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* Comedian Tim Hawkins touches on this in his [[https://youtu.be/H7-Mny-kgXg "Full Range of Motion" routine.]]
4th Sep '16 11:21:51 AM nombretomado
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* AmericasFunniestHomeVideos gives you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IspM48nnafs Imbesol]], whose side effects apparently includes knocking yourself unconscious after taking said pill.

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* AmericasFunniestHomeVideos ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' gives you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IspM48nnafs Imbesol]], whose side effects apparently includes knocking yourself unconscious after taking said pill.
26th Aug '16 3:07:34 PM dmcreif
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* In one of the PreviouslyOn segments for ''Series/BrainDead2016'', the recap is done by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv2-QJqEY6Q advertising the body-invading bugs as a medicine.]]
-->''Some people with Space Bugs in their heads experience stumbling, loss of balance, or loss of hearing in one ear. This is normal, since part of your brain needs to come out somewhere. Some people with Space Bugs report an aversion to sex and also alcohol, plus an interest in vegetables, vegetable juices and the curative properties of juicing in general.''
27th Jul '16 4:50:04 AM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'', [[BigBrotherIsWatching Uncle Jack]] insists that any rumors that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Joy]] causes increased aggressiveness, memory loss, paranoia, and other nasty side effects are ''completely untrue'', so stop being a [[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]] and take it! '''''Or else.'''''

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* In ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'', [[BigBrotherIsWatching Uncle Jack]] insists likes to assure the citizens of [[FalseUtopia Wellington Wells]] that any rumors that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Joy]] causes increased aggressiveness, memory loss, paranoia, and other nasty side effects are ''completely untrue'', so stop being a [[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]] and take it! '''''Or else.'''''untrue''.
26th Jul '16 5:36:44 PM Andyroid
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* One ad that plays on the radio in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' is Commander Qrwark selling a revolutionary product called Q-Pore.

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* One ad that plays on the radio in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'' is Commander Qrwark Qwark selling a revolutionary product called Q-Pore.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. [[BigBrotherIsWatching Uncle Jack]] insists that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Joy]] has ''no'' side effects, so stop being a [[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]] and take it! '''''Or else.'''''

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. In ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'', [[BigBrotherIsWatching Uncle Jack]] insists that any rumors that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Joy]] has ''no'' causes increased aggressiveness, memory loss, paranoia, and other nasty side effects, effects are ''completely untrue'', so stop being a [[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]] and take it! '''''Or else.'''''
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