Are You Getting Burned By Commercial Antacids?
The other night while I was watching TV, a commercial came on showing a man suffering from extreme heartburn. As he lies agonizing in bed, a caped-crusader arrives with the solution: a bottle of antacids. Soon after taking the medicine, the man was dancing next to his favorite delivery men holding pizzas, fried chicken, hamburgers, and nachos. While I had seen this commercial before, I couldn’t help but think about the ridiculous exchange I had just witnessed.
Antacids are popular over-the-counter medications that all but fly off the shelves. If you were to examine sales figures for these common drugs, you might be tempted to conclude that we’re a nation of gastrointestinally-challenged people.