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Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Marketing, Media, Popular culture, Toxicology

Faux Crystal Blue Persuasion on the Market

Faux Crystal Blue Persuasion on the Market

Breaking-Bad-Heisenberg_compressedFrom The Onion‘s “TV Club” (no joke). Blue meth, made (er) popular by TV’s “Breaking Bad,” is on the rise. But the blue coloring of “hillbilly crack” is not a sign of its purity. It’s the result of a chemical (dunno which one) that’s been added by dealers to capitalize (literally) on the cache of Heisenberg‘s fictional product. I think we call that life attempting to imitate art. Whatever. It’s been making users “sick” (independent of meth presumably), according to ABCNews.

BTW, when the hell is Season 6 (aka the second half of Season 5) available on DVD for marathon watching? Oh, okay. Netflix says next month. That takes care of one weekend in February.

Photo of the great Brian Cranston as Walter White, along with buckets of White’s fictional blue meth and piles of cash, from AMC.
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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.