It’s true, prescription drugs cost way too much. Thankfully the pharmaceutical industry and the NYC DEP have found a way to help. If you've got high blood pressure, suffer from seizures, are bi-polar or menopausal you just might be in luck.
This just in regarding New York's water supply...
Research studies have turned up minute amounts of more than 15 drugs or their byproducts in several pristine-looking rivers, a reservoir, and aqueducts feeding the country's biggest water system.
Though barely measurable, these pharmaceuticals are present in a variety worthy of a medicine cabinet: drugs for aches, infections, seizures and high blood pressure; hormones for menopause; the active ingredient in a popular sedative; and caffeine….And while these waters are processed at wastewater treatment plants upstate, much of the pharmaceutical residue passes right through, studies show.
But here’s my favorite part…
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, which runs the city's water system, responded to an Associated Press survey of water utilities, saying it has not tested its drinking water for pharmaceuticals, despite the findings in its watershed.
Guess that’s why our pizza and bagels are so good.