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The 10 Weirdest Drug Stories of the Month

A vaccine for smoking! Power hungry Eli Lilly execs! Flu shots from caterpillars! It all happened in November 2009.
  1. Biogen CEO pay = $148 million for 6 years Letter to the SEC: "CEO, James Mullen, has sold more than $85 million of stock, which we estimate to be nearly half of all his eligible holdings, and based on the Company's proxy statement has collected almost $63 million in total compensation."
  2. One in four teen girls have STDs Calling Merck's Gardasil sales reps: Another study handout for you -- and there aren't even any conflicts among the authors! Bonus depression: Herpes never truly goes dormant, new research shows.
  3. GlaxoSmithKline working on "vaccine" for smoking Perhaps it can be used alongside the "vaccine" for cocaine? Still in the hopper: vaccines for booze, sex, and miscellaneous fun.
  4. Flu shot made from caterpillar fails safety vote Could this be because the caterpillar was sitting on a magic mushroom and smoking a bong during testing? Article doesn't say. Curiouser and curiouser.
  5. Spray can prevent premature ejaculation Just don't hold a naked flame near Sciele Pharma's proposed new aerosol.
  6. Eli Lilly engineer accused of soliciting teen girl "Weisenberger, who went by the screen name mr_right_now39@yahoo.com, later learned the girl was actually an undercover cop, Detective Bill Pfifer." Hasn't everyone seen To Catch a Predator yet?
  7. FDA bans "RockHard Weekend" because drug might actually work. "The presence of sulfoaildenafil makes RockHard Weekend an unapproved drug." In other news: there's a company called "RockHard Laboratories"!
  8. Roche study busts "French women don't get fat" myth. One million U.S. women with brie in one hand and red wine in the other do a spit-take. Thanks, Roche! "The French paradox of being able to eat high-calorie, high-fat diets while remaining thin is simply not true."
  9. Justice Dept warns drug companies on foreign bribes Now why would they do a thing like that?
  10. Eli Lilly exec wants to be governor of Kansas Because obviously running a drug company and running the state are similar deals.
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