& huxley is giggling in his grave

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"..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon..."

-from Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Submitted: December 28, 2011

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if aldous was still alive,

he’d laugh himself to death

when confronted with the new evidence

that Zogenix’s

brand new spanking drug

“Zohydro,”

is yet another installment in mankind’s race

to create “soma,”

the government sponsored drug

he wrote of in Brave New World,

which would send us all into an

anesthetized oblivion,

so much so that eating, sleeping & sex

would hold second priority to

its ingestion, bearing

“All the advantages of Christianity

and alcohol; none of their defect.”

 

and the mad doctors in big pharma

are working night & day to pump out this

new prescription opiod narcotic---

a drug containing “10 times the amount of

hydrocodone as that of Vicodin,”

whose pure form would no longer be split with

acetaminophen,

like those versions that exist today,

so much weaker than this new

novelty,

whose timed-released quality could easily be

circumvented, by crushing the drug &

hence producing “an intense, immediate high.”

 

there are those voices that no one listens to,

like the National Coalition Against Prescription

Drug Abuse &

the Advocates for the Reform of Prescription

Opioids,

who claim that one more legal, highly addictive,

narcotic,

need not be pushed onto the public by

government sponsored pharmaceutical companies

whose sole purpose is to hook individuals for

profit---

how fortunate big pharma is,

because if someone did listen to them,

one might suppose that all those in prison for

the sale, possession or use of narcotics

would have to be set free,

and our BIG FAT LAND OF THE FREE wouldn’t

want that,

now would we.


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