An ad for sleep aid Lunesta was just on our television, and it contained one of the stupidest warnings I’ve ever heard in a medication ad:
Do not take Lunesta if you’re allergic to anything in it.
Because that’s not true of absolutely everything in existence. You allergic to something? DON’T TAKE/USE/EAT/DRINK/FUCK IT.
What’s also ridiculous about this is that they’re not even gonna let you in on what the hell is in Lunesta. There’s no “Don’t take if you’re allergic to NSAIDs,” or something similar. You gotta find out what the hell is in Lunesta yourself. Do your own legwork; Sepracore hasn’t the time to lay this out for you. Be your own health advocate. We can’t have the government explaining shit for you. Ron Paul would love this.
“I’m allergic to peanuts. Are there peanuts in Lunesta? Do they sell Lunesta Trail Mix?”
That would be a great product. Eat a handful of peanuts and granola and M&Ms, go to sleep.
Go to sleep, Lunesta ad writers.