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GOOD Design Daily: ClearRx Prescription Bottles, the Design of the Decade

Target's ClearRx prescription bottle design won the Design of the Decade award for its fresh, smart, and commonsense approach.


Your standard prescription bottle, with its amber-colored cylinder shape, tiny font, and plethora of text, has hardly changed since the postwar days when it was first introduced.

Child safety caps were introduced in the 1970s, but that was about it. It was not until Deborah Adler, a graphic designer in New York, designed a radically fresh, intelligent, and all-around practical prescription bottle, that good design finally found its way into pharmaceutical packaging.

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Do Your Doctors Take Cash From Drug Companies? Find Out.

A new ProPublica report and database lets you search for your own doctors by name, to see who is taking money from pharmaceutical companies,


In what is bound to be a bit of a bombshell for the medical and pharmaceutical-drug worlds, ProPublica's latest in dirt digging allows patients to search for their doctors by name and see which, of any, pharmaceutical companies have had them on their payroll.

Called "Dollars for Docs," the report and accompanying database is blowing the lid off these dealings which for for a long time have been kept secret. Last year seven companies—representing just 36 percent of the market, or $109 billion—started disclosing which doctors they worked with, and ProPublica did the math. Pharma's spending on doctors—for speaking engagements and consulting and so forth—totaled $257.8 million last year.

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All-Salt: A Naturally Harvested Cure for Everything that Ails You

Hand-harvested from pharmaceutical-rich waters, All-Salt's delicate seasoning can cure your depression, asthma, and UTI.


No matter how much you spend on artisanal sea salt—even the rarest and most delicate Fleur de Sel—it's not going to cure your depression. Or your UTI. Unless, that is, you buy Alviso's Medicinal All-Salt, which is naturally harvested from the Artesian Slough in Alviso, California, where "the pharmaceutical-rich waters of the Silicon Valley’s local wastewater treatment plant meet the San Francisco Bay and the old Cargill Company salt evaporation ponds."

Intrigued? Here's a look at a recent promotional video:

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