The hair on the back of my neck stands up and I get an acid
stomach when I watch the new ads on television for pharmaceutical
products. There are three phrases that make me crazy. The first is,“
Nothing is better than (insert drug).” What does this really mean?
It could also mean that nothing is worse, but it usually means that all
the drugs in this category are of the same potency, often even the same
chemical compound. A bombastic statement of this kind influences public
opinion and buying habits but really has little meaning.