Why do we love medicines so much?


Humans love medicinal drugs; we cannot get enough. Worldwide, the amount of money spent on medicines annually is growing exponen­ tially and is expected to reach around uS$1 trillion in 2012. So far, there has been no satisfactory explanation for human ‘pharmo philia’, our powerful trop­ ism to medicines. Most studies that have attempted to provide an… (More)