How about an invention that could:
- relieve more than half the population in the U.S. from physical and mental pain?
- eliminate large chunks of TV and magazine advertising?
- eliminate large blocks of comedians routines?
- reduce the number of female bloggers?
- cause a drastic drop in the consumption of over the counter drugs?
- create a significant drop in the sale of ammunition?
- truly stop a major cause of conflicts?
And it’s one little pill!
Women looking for a simple way to avoid their menstrual period could soon have access to the first birth control pill designed to let women suppress monthly bleeding indefinitely.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce approval Tuesday for Lybrel, a drug from Wyeth which would be the first pill to be taken continuously.
Lybrel, a name meant to evoke “liberty,” would be the fourth new oral contraceptive that doesn’t follow the standard schedule of 21 daily active pills, followed by seven sugar pills — a design meant to mimic a woman’s monthly cycle.
This is HUGE. This could tumble the U.S. economy into a tailspin. It won’t help things around our house – older boomers remember – but the societal impact will be on a scale not seen since the repeal of prohibition.