One result of taking generic medicine.

bad results from bad drugs

I rarely take (or need) any medicine at all, but I favor generics in theory.

And as a working cartoonist, I’ve seen many many drug ads in magazines. The magazines were for a medical audience, mostly doctors, who are huge fans of cartoons…and possibly of new drugs.  The pharmaceutical ads are some of the most innovative, fun ones I’ve seen: the page ad is coated with sandpaper, or gritty, or like sugar, or reflective or pop-out or fold-out, and I think there was a small sand timer in some. Big $ spent to produce and print those.

And of course we’ve all seen fancy  medical relief ads on TV.

Still, I think the lay audience is more attracted towards saving  money and buying generics. Although I heartily agree with the premise of buying cheap, I still liked this idea in the cartoon: this is what happens with OTC (over the counter) drugs: Scary Hacking Man.

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ID #3255z        Caption: Honey, it’s not a monster. It’s Daddy’s sinuses. He went the generic way this time.(mom talking to little boy who is frightened by a terrible hacking noise)

 

Donna Barstow

Cartoonist, etc, in many dozens of magazines, newspapers, websites, and books. Picky eater, great friend, curious observer, elitist artist, midnight writer, voracious reader, omnivorous chocoholic, impatient driver, and barely adequate lover.