Pay Big Bucks to Get HystericalTuesday, May 11, 2010
Beginning Friday, shoppers in search of toothpaste, deodorant and laxatives at more than 6,000 drugstores across the nation will be able to pick up something new: a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments.
The test also claims to offer a window into the chances of becoming obese, developing psoriasis and going blind. For those thinking of starting a family, it could alert them to their risk of having a baby with cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs and other genetic disorders. The test also promises users insights into how caffeine, cholesterol-lowering drugs and blood thinners might affect them.
While the FDA is drooling to declare this “illegal,” and wrongly so (because the FDA never does anything good or right), such a genetic “self-assessment” in the hands of dependent Americans who are hooked on Big Pharma’s “magic” will be a huge windfall for …… well, Big Pharma and the monopoly medical establishment. Can you imagine all of the self-diagnosed “diseases” people would ultimately suffer from, and all the pills that will be needed to steer clear from all of the (purported) propensities toward illness and disease?
Note that the FDA appears to be fine with approving “anti-obesity” drugs.