Friday, February 13, 2009

FDA Approves Despondex :-(

"Despondex: the first-ever prescription depressant for the annoyingly cheerful."

Just a little something from the ONN to get your weekend off to a good start. Happy Friday the 13th!

Here is the link in case the video does not show up in your browser:

(Warning: Video contains profanity. No viewers under 17 permitted unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or FDA inspector.)


  1. LOL! Glad that you are helping me stay on top of important industry news, Adam. My natural solution is to look at the layoffs at my company and others. Today's drug industry = the natural alternative to Despondex!

  2. Did anyone else notice that the lead researcher is from Pfizer? I hope their lawyers have a sense of humor.

  3. Yes, I caught the Pfizer reference.

    But where are the rats????

  4. I thought practical jokes were reserved for April 1.

  5. I take Despondex and while it works pretty well I do suffer from break through cheerfulness. I've contacted the company and they've assured me that it has been logged as an adverse effect. I wish this made me more happy.

  6. It's pretty f--king annoying! I love that!

  7. Absolutely hysterical. Don’t know if you meant to include the trailing video (from “Sony”), but it is truly brutal. I literally laughed until I cried watching it – the Onion folks are just amazing.

  8. Almost perfect, but they forgot the disclaimers at the end.
    An official doctor should say:

    Despondex should not be taken by women who are nursing, pregnant,
    or may become pregnant, or by people with liver disease.
    In rare cases, thoughts of joy and euphoria have been noted.
    If you experience thoughts of rapture, stop taking Despondex and contact
    your health care provider immediately!

  9. AnonymousMay 22, 2010

    We watched this at a seminar, I about died laughing! I was gonna head on over to the nearest office and consult with my doctor haha!!!