Friday, January 22, 2010
Today I ran across these pill-shaped necklaces. As a psychology grad student, I have a complicated relationship with drugs: when are they necessary? When are they over-prescribed? Is there a way to regulate who gets them, and when, effectively? When is it okay to medicate against a patient's will?
Drugs are incredibly powerful. No wonder we revere them like totemic figures. I wish we, as scientists, doctors, consumers, producers, abusers, could figure out how to be ethical with them.