Snake Oil of the 21st Century

I’m not sure at what point we stopped trying to cure diseases and started making up new ones just to sell pills. In other words, when exactly was it that the ad men started running the pharmaceutical companies? I’m a child of the Cold War, so I’m used to my television lying to me. Maybe that’s why I don’t buy all of these new ailments and syndromes. In fact, I’m going to help you out with this handy little chart:

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