Uploaded by:- katherine of chicago (12416509@N04) @ 2008-06-28 19:01:51
One of the odder sights at Taste of Chicago (I caught most of Saturday evening’s concert) is this Shire booth to screen for adult ADHD. I wouldn’t mind having whatever items they were giving away for kitsch value (there’s a lime-green Concerta [another ADHD drug] promotional stapler on top of my computer right now), but I didn’t want to be screened. Gee, not to sound suspicious of giant pharmaceutical companies or anything, but I think “screening” events tend to turn up a lot of people with the condition.
One of Shire’s ADHD products (they also make Adderall, hence the title) was recalled a few weeks ago (to be fair, not really for safety reasons):