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"Grabbin' pills!"
Louis, Left 4 Dead

Ah, the wonderful world of medications. Staples of Murder Mysteries and Medical Dramas, and not too infrequently plot devices in Science Fiction (hard or otherwise).

May be related to Biology Tropes. See also This Is Your Index on Drugs, Healing and Curing Tropes and Toxic Tropes.

See also Polite Dissent, which often reports on pharmacology misuses in comic books and TV shows, primarily pointing out when the wrong drugs are being used, super heroes blandly hand out DEA Controlled Substances, and where the dosages are ridiculously off. The author of the blog is a comic book fan and a licensed doctor, so the articles can be quite informative. He also does surprisingly comprehensive write-ups of House from the same perspective.