This is from Ian Grey's Street Photography series
. I particularly appreciated the "Medicalize the Mideast" though I can interpret it in at least two ways. There is the short term obvious one related to the Israeli/Palestinian, Iraq/Afghanistan War debacles.
My second thought of the flier in his hand takes a non linear second logical step and has my synapses interpreting Mideast as Midwest
. In that mental scenario, I think of Big Pharma giant Eli Lilly Corporation who conducted their clinical trials of the so-called wonder drug Zyprexa
using street people staying in homeless shelters in Indianapolis. These hapless souls "volunteered" to take this drug now proven [without a doubt] to aid in sero-converting someone to diabetes, even people who have no family history of that malady. Lilly corporation played down the connection
"Lilly’s own published data, which it told its sales representatives to play down in conversations with doctors, has shown that 30 percent of patients taking Zyprexa gain 22 pounds or more after a year on the drug, and some patients have reported gaining 100 pounds or more. But Lilly was concerned that Zyprexa’s sales would be hurt if the company was more forthright about the fact that the drug might cause unmanageable weight gain or diabetes, according to the documents, which cover the period 1995 to 2004." QUOTE SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Washington Post, November 2006
What else should we expect
from any big drug dealer trying to make a decent profit while hawking their harmful wares.
Labels: big pharma, homelessness, Ian Grey, street people