There is a new pill on the market called the “Polypill.” Of course, the prefix “poly” meaning “many” is the gist of this pill. The scientists that came up with the name was obviously not interested in that part. The pill is supposed to be able to control or reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. What else do you need, right?
The drug is the idea of Salim Yusuf and he and his colleagues are already planning a new pill that is even stronger than this one. The thing they fail to say after they give the scientific information that no one pays attention to is the public service announcement that says, “This pill does not give you license to eat pizzas, philly steak subs, and chocolate coated everything for the rest of your life.” Some people may ask their doctor about the pill tomorrow saying, “Now, can I take this for preventive maintenance?”
If you set your cigarette down, you can read here for the details of the study.