“FDA approves new drug the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of excessive perkiness.”

This humorous video by the Onion illustrates some of the tactics used to push unnecessary treatments or “sell” sickness.  The video uses a fictitous treatment called “Despondex” for this purpose,

Note that the video has:

  • a short advertisement at the start
  • some adult language near the end
  • scenes of unwarranted jauntiness throughout.


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