A miracle drug recently approved by
January 19, 2004
"This new medication is going to improve the
lives of millions of people," said Dr. Dick C. Faitless, study's
author, and assistant professor of medicine and economy at
For years, millions of people have been suffering
from fear, guilt, and chronic dependency on some sort of higher
in the olden days, various philosophical approaches had been
employed to capitalize on this problem, which resulted in the
creation of various so-called religions. Instead of encouraging
and dealing with the roots of the problem, people were encouraged
to spend hours praying to this so called higher power, and idolize
"Until now, scientists had been
unsuccessful in finding the antomomomical...I mean anatomical colors...I
for this weakness for spirituality and totally illogical belief
in this made up higher power," explains Dr. George Busch,
Director of MGH Neurosurgical Services, and professor of neurosurgery
at Harvard University.
In 2000, in a ground breaking study, Drs Faitless
and Busch showed that a very small structure adjacent to hypothalamus
is responsible for some people's attraction to spirituality.
Dr. Faitless adds, "We always thought that this small structure
was the tail end of the hypothalamus. However, when we removed
this structure in a study on 228 people who spent many hours
a day in this repetitive nonsensical behavior, termed prayer,
we observed a significant improvement and nearly complete eradication
of the aforementioned behavior."
There were complications, however. Removal of the
structure severely affected people's emotional behavior. The solution
finding a medication. "Our new challenge was to find a medication
that affects that area... because that is safer than surgery...
because surgery is pretty dangerous... you know, we use a knife
and all," adds
The new medication, Prayol, a product of Bznes Inc,
which was administered to 1140 patients in 2001, was just
doctors had ordered. Not only it stopped the repetitive nonsensical
behavior, it also improved patients' sex life as a side
Mahboobeh E., the wife of the one of the study patients,
is very happy with the results. "My husband used to spend
a lot of time praying on the weekends... he is a cab driver with
you know the type... Since we moved to America, he has been working
three times as hard, getting only 2-3 hours of sleep every night...
and when he gets some free time, he goes out of the house and goes
to this place and starts praying...It's like an addiction,
you know. It takes its toll on the family... but since he has
been on Prayol, he is much better. And he is better in the bedroom
too, if you know what I mean."
The authors refute the argument that providing substantial
financial reward to mostly poor subjects to encourage participation
the study could have influenced the results. They do, however,
await replication of their results by future studies.
"What I am really excited about," adds
Dr. Dick C. Faitless "is
the improvement in business as a result of Prayol. Thousands
of hours used to be spent...by millions of people... in this
nonsensical prayer. Now all that time can be put into good use.
of people will spend nearly twice as much time working for our
businesses in the states, and it doesn't take a mathematician
to tell you that this medication can do miracles for our economy."
This study was published in the December issue of
Journal of American Medicine and Economy.
Prayol should be available in your local pharmacy
by early 2005.
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