I've been doing some research on this "new" drug, Abilify. Probably not for me, since it's supposedly for those manic-depressives who are in an acute manic phase.
Which I'm not. I tend towards dysphoria rather than the full-blown, Vivian Leigh-run-naked-in-the-street mania.
I'm a lover of drug names and it's a job I'd love to have, thinking up new, catchy names for chemical compounds. I mean, Abilify? Shit, that's fucking great! I'd love to meet the genius who thought that one up.
Sounds like something Bush would use: "Allegations that we have abilified the oil companies are false."
Tegretol. I make the connection to "integrity." You can depend on Tegretol because it's trustworthy.
Depakote. Protective coating. Sounds like Home Depot's house-brand paint.
The drug companies spend a ton of money making their pharmaceutical brand names reflect the drugs' implied function.
Umm, umm, good.
I would prefer names that reflect the actual effects, like Woozit, Tremolin, Vaguen, Zombil.
Don't get the idea that I'm anti-meds. I'm absolutely not. Medication has saved my ass many times. But despite the fact that I live in New Jersey, home to many of the major pharmaceutical companies who employ many residents here, I have no love for the pharmagreed.
Next time: If you could be cured, would you?