31st January 2011
Megan McArdle runs up against government stupidity.
My husband is suffering from a pretty nasty cold. Last night he had to duck out before dinner with my family to purchase some Sudafed, because he was miserably congested. Alas, not being aware of the difference, he decided it wasn’t worth waiting in line to buy cold medicine from behind the counter, and instead bought the stuff on the shelf. He took some, and then suffered through dinner until we could get home to my box of 24-hour Sudafed. This morning he came down and said, “It’s amazing how much better you feel when you take medicine that actually does something.” Then after a pause, he said, “So why do they sell you cold medicine that doesn’t do anything?”