War on Drugs RUINS Nyquil
|I have complained here before about how certain stores have put behind the pharmacy counter the cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine. All the really effective cold medicines contain this decongestant. And pseudoephedrine is the drug used to make meth.|
Vicks, the manufacturer of Nyquil, doesn't want its product only available behind the counter. So it has taken pseudoephedrine out of its famous nighttime cold elixir.
The problem? Apparently the new Nyquil doesn't have ANY decongestant in it AT ALL. Check out the FAQs on the Vicks website:
What's the difference between the old and new versions of NyQuil? The old version of NyQuil contained the nasal decongestant pseudoephedrine. The new version does not contain a nasal decongestant.
Will the new version of NyQuil work as well as the old version? The new version of NyQuil does not contain a nasal decongestant. NyQuil still will relieve headache, fever, sore throat, and coughing associated with a cold or flu.
In other words, Nyquil will no longer relieve congestion. Congested? Too bad. And Nyquil is what I turned to whenever I was congested and couldn't sleep. I've used it for years. This is terrible. I am dreading my next cold already.
I am angry at Vicks for changing the formula, but I can't blame them for wanting to get their product back on the shelf. Except now the product will be crap. So much for wanting to sell a quality product that works.
The real problem is this stupid War on Drugs this country has had since the Reagan years. As pseudoephedrine demonstrates, people are going to look for ways to get high. If you could get high from drinking too much milk, people would do that. And what would they do then, put milk behind the counter?
So, now we have this perfectly useful product changed into something considerably less useful, because politicians and corporations are more interested in making life difficult for the few people who make meth, making all of us who catch colds miserable. When I sit up late at night sick and miserable and unable to sleep, I will curse them all.