SIDE EFFECTS introduces a prescribing cascade in which one drug is used to treat the side effect of another drug, connecting 4 prescription drugs.

The drugs profiled within the cascade are imaginary; their listed side effects are not. Each side effect is approved for one or more prescription drugs in the US by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

SIDE EFFECTS looks at the FDA and Big Pharma’s role in perpetuating dangerous prescribing cascades in a society molded by increased expectations and diminished timelines. Rather than invest in making current drugs safer, let us regard side effects as symptoms, and sell new drugs to treat them.