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Big Pharma Culture: Olsen Twins Designer Bag Lined with Prescription Drugs Sell for $55k Each

Anthony Gucciardi
December 4th, 2012
Updated 12/04/2012 at 2:18 am
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olsentwinsdesignerbag 260x162 Big Pharma Culture: Olsen Twins Designer Bag Lined with Prescription Drugs Sell for $55k EachWhat’s more trendy than Ritalin, Celebrex, and Zoloft? In our Big Pharma culture where pharmaceutical drugs are not just the norm but fully embraced as badges to display to the public, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with one designer to create a ‘designer’ bag laced with major Big Pharma prescription pills. And for a mere $55,000, the Olsen twins designer bag can be your own.

Like many, you’re probably wondering ‘who would ever buy such a thing?’ As amazing as it may be, the Olsen twins former bag design (sold under ‘The Row’ brand) completely sold out when priced at $39,000. The new bag sports black leather covered with prescription pills like Viagra and various others.

More important than the outrageous prices, however, is what the new bag design reveals about our culture. Pharmaceutical drugs have now entered the realm of fashion, with anti-depressant drugs becoming trendy and unique as a result of Big Pharma marketing and the mainstream media.

Olsen Twins Designer Bag Result of Big Pharma Culture

olsenpharmaceuticalbag 166x210 Big Pharma Culture: Olsen Twins Designer Bag Lined with Prescription Drugs Sell for $55k EachThanks to savvy press relations activity, pharmaceutical drugs like Prozac now represent much more than the side-effect riddled (such as the link between Prozac and suicide, the very thing it seeks to prevent) formulations that they actually are. Instead of glorifying exercise, nutritional changes, and mental health changes, outlets like television and the mainstream media have framed certain pharmaceuticals as trendy and cool. This is exacerbated by the fact that a large number of young individuals (half of all US citizens) are now dosed up with these pills, and actually not being on Prozac while attending school may be strange.

Through social circles and society at large, using and abusing these pills has become trendy. Telling everyone about how you have clinical depression and popping Prozac makes some feel special, and it has become a mainstream activity.

Now, it is being embedded on one of the most sought after fashion items of the season. The bag glamorizes rampant drug use, more specially the use of Big Pharma’s legal drugs — legal drugs that have killed more than heroin and cocaine combined.

As the fashion site ‘TooFab’ mentions, the same pharmaceutical drugs also killed longtime friend of the Olsen twins Heath Ledger. Overdosing on legal painkillers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety pharmaceuticals, this bag now manifests the very same drugs that killed Ledger, Michael Jackson, and helped fuel the rage of many shooters.

The sick (literally) intrusion of Big Pharma into popular culture is a blatant case of corporate influence over trends and should be vehemently opposed. Taking toxic medications with over 500 side effects in many cases should not be glorified among young teen girls and others.


About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Big Pharma Culture: Olsen Twins Designer Bag Lined with Prescription Drugs Sell for $55k EachGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Yo yo

    A skippity bippity beepity bobopity

  • Natalie Costa

    Shame on them. When prescription drugs are a national epidemic and parents are mourning the loss of their children…they come out with this tasteless piece of merchandise. Watch Behind the Orange Curtain – and get a grip on what's going on.

  • John Pick

    Wow what a great idea…functional…you can stash your cash and carry your stash..just add water.

  • Debra Lynn

    The bag is as tasteless as the rest of the fashions they offer. All about money. But this is America and you can put $ hit in a bag and they will buy it. Those who shell out thousands of dollars for this junk are as clueless as the Olsen twins. Greedy opportunists.

    • santaclaws

      I needed a good laugh…

  • Objector

    Wait a minute. Didn't Heath Ledger die of a prescription drug overdose in Mary-Kate Olsen's apartment? How freaking sick is it that she's mocking these lethal poisons and profiting from it.

    • Sundi

      I don't think he died IN her apartment, but it was documented that she provided at least one of the Rx drugs in his killer cocktail. If you have enough money, I guess you're not held accountable.
      I am so freaked out by this article. Don't these people (ALL of them involved in the design and marketing of this product) realize that it's these kinds of drugs that are killing kids who kill kids.
      A couple of very relevant and easy to read support documents:

      • Sundi

        oops, the 2nd link in my post to "Objector" didn't complete – and you're gonna wanna read it if you are the least bit interested in the connection between pharms and violence:

      • dublgoatski

        Not to mention all the video "KILLS" one can achieve in hundreds of video games, that help to de-sensitize people to death, killing and gore, serving as entertainment in millions of homes every day. Guns, drugs and violence are everywhere in the media in this country, and we wonder what has gone wrong? Add the drugs that millions of people are taking under the advice of a practicing physician, or, that they get from a friend or neighbor, and the broth gets thicker. It seems much easier to see the problem, than addressing it directly, to get the situation under control. It almost feels as if the powers who are exposing us to all of these examples of negativity, did not comprehend what the accumulative effect of all these conditions, being fed to us during the same few decades, could grow to be, or how it could all blow out of proportion, and become an even bigger monster in our society than their worst and our worst nightmares. Our society is in a very dangerous place right now. I hope we can all be mature about the possible solutions instead of battling each other over more trivial facets to this situation which would lead to more delays, distractions and unfortunately, but probably, more senseless killing.

      • Yada

        If there are those in this world who want to reduce the world's population, what better way than to profit by it while implementing?