American Idiot (part II)
Flonase is a nasal spray for allergies that came out with a generic not long ago. Strangely enough, it is made by the same company (but a different distributer) that makes the brand name at the same factory. The only differences are the label, the color of the cap, and the price.
In the last week I have had three people swear up and down that when they were switched to the generic that it just doesn't work. Uh-huh. Is it the cost that makes it not work, or the orange cap instead of the green one?
Yes, the placebo effect is alive and kicking. Give a person a sugar pill and tell them it will get rid of their stuffy nose, but might give them a headache, and many will say it cleared up their stuffy nose and some of them will even get a headache. It works the opposite way too- give a person a nasal spray for their stuffy nose and tell them it usually doesn't work, and many will say it doesn't do a thing for them.
Bad Name of the Day: Triplets Gary, Carrie, and Terri. They all sound exactly the same over the phone.