Hahaha. I was actually thinking about taking that! Now I can spend that money on wine. I’ll still forget things, but I won’t care.
Us older folks have more that we need to remember than younger folks. We just need to continually update our archival retrieval systems. It doesn’t hurt to write things down, when you need to, to be able to come to them for future reference. “Too much information running through my brainToo much information driving me insaneToo much information running through my brainToo much information driving me insane” The Police, Sting.
I want to hear Steven Colbert’s voiceover cut in with the Prescott Pharmaceuticals list of side effects.
Only the finest placebos for me! That increases the odds of finding one that works.
The commercials I see feature a mature person endorsing that product after struggling to keep up with the competition!!! How sad!!
Then there was the Godfather who was so old …
They made him an offer he couldn’t remember!
I was going to get some Prevagen, but I forgot.
Taking Prevagen proves you need it. Still taking it proves it doesn’t work.
Really thought this was a rerun/vacation fill-in, then hit that last panel. Brilliant, and a treat for loyal readers!
a lousy memory is not just when you forget something… it can also be when you fabricate something.
The placebo effect is amazing, never underestimate it.
Tests with aspirin done using proper clinical techniques show that we think name brands in flashy packets work better than cheap generic pills. That 2 pills work better than 1. That pills given by a doctor work better than ones we pick ourselves (White Coat Syndrome.) And that placebo works even when we know it is a placebo.
It’s easier (and cheaper) to placebow on your finger.
I wonder if the name is a contraction for Prevent Ageing
Nice to see Kim again. Still pitching for the Seattle Sardonics, still throwing that ruthless curveball, eh?
WARNING Brits employing baseball metaphors are laughable but can cause extreme rage. Do not operate heavy machine while fuming. WARNING
There was a news report a few months ago saying Prevagen is a total fraud.
I love it when he occasionally does a non-political strip like this. It’s very much on point.
One of your best!
Garry Trudeau is presently 74 years old (born: July 21, 1948).
I heard it was 9 out of 10 pharmacists recommend the products they sell?
I’m lucky, when I’m in the store and don’t know why, just call home.
‘’Oh yeah, bread, boloney and some coffee. I got it, babe.’’
Seriously, I have to take a list or risk getting yelled at, when I get home.
There are people who would use chemistry to improve the quality of life for people. Why are they always subordinate to those who only seek profits and legal loopholes? Tell me again how capitalism solves all problems and regulating it [shudder] is evil.
Think like a jellyfish!
$750 a year is cheap. I’ve been checking pricing on all the TV meds, and some of them run $50,000 to $60,000 and more. It’s ridiculous and obcene.
I thought it said Prevegan, referring to the diet we ate before we became vegans
If you see that tiny statements at the bottom of the screen, these statements or products have not been evaluated by the FDA. Snake oil at its finest, any effect is most likely a placebo effect. If these kinds of product work for you, that’s fine. I’m not risking my liver or kidneys for any of that stuff. That includes any energy drinks…
Dang! They’re not even hiding it anymore
The hell with Mike and his memory—I want to know what is Kim taking that’s keeping her looking the same as when she married Mike thirty years ago.
I have a friend whose memory improved when he became post-vegan.
(Note: Correlation does not necessarily imply causation.)
I don’t remember seeing this strip. Time for some jelly doughnuts, I guess.
Man woman person camera TV reality show host
Wow, hope Trudeau’s ready to hear from Prevagen’s lawyers.
PBS pledge break programming, from what I can remember is loaded with infomercials for quack stuff like magic diets. They believe that their viewers are searching for the elixir vitae.
Funny, this is a rerun of the exact same strip from February 14, 2021, with one tiny change: in the 2021 strip, the stated annual cost of the drug is $1,100; in the this version, it’s dropped to $750 per year. Either way, that’s a lot to pay for drug that had been tested and “proven effective” only by its manufacturer.
Bad recall. Prevagen has just been recalled because it has been contaminated with trace amouts of pharmaceuticals that actually do something. :)
I must be aging like Mike is. I lose my phone all the time, but I recognize things I’ve seen or heard before.
I would not have remembered this strip, but for the fact that GoComics notified me this morning that someone had “liked” a comment that I’d left on the original two years ago. Curious.
Ever walk into a room to do something and then forget why? It’s an actual phenomenon called the “doorway effect”. It seems that the human brain regards a new room as a different location and discards some memories from the old one to make room.
Thinking is hard, and our brains take a lot of shortcuts!
I’m not a fan of either one. I was rooting for LeVar Burton.
My original post got deleted. Maybe I should have said:
“Darn! I need Prevagen, because I don’t remember this strip!”
It’s funny that GoComics allows words in the comics they print that they don’t allow readers to use in their posts.
what’s her name who hosts jeopardy was a spokeman for this product for a while, now it’s alton brown, who i used to have a lot of respect for.
How many remember Carter’s Little Liver Pills?
I remember Gullible-X (Celebrex) .. I think later involved in lawsuits. .. but I remember the artist that draws Zits drew “Gullible X”
My elderly Aunt ordered some “miracle memory improving pills”, but they didn’t work because she kept forgetting to take them…
Commercials used to have fun jingles, now they’re just annoying. Time for an Oreo cookie!
I’ll listen to pharmacies about memory loss products when they stop selling alcohol.
Big picture: the US health system sux like an airplane toylet. I have private health insurance from one of the “good” companies, and they’d rather I died in the gutter than spend a NICKEL contributing to my well-being…
If you really want to improve memory, drink herb tea made with sage and lemongrass – both have been shown in the lab to improve memory retention.
Recognized this strip as a rerun right out of the gate – guess I won’t be needing Prevagen either.
“Don’t take Prevagen if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.”
Nice to see this get more likes this time than the first time it was used in Feb 2021. Apparently the cost for Prevagen has gone down over the last two years. I had forgot that.
I take it that this strip is titled “Truth in Advertising.”
Don’t get me started on placebos. I was hooked on them for years and it almost ruined my life.