Help at last for the Annoyingly Cheerful

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This humorous video by the Onion illustrates some of the tactics used to push unnecessary treatments or "sell" sickness.

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

This humorous 2 minute 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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