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Never mind the Morning After Pill! Introducing the ‘Resuscitation Pill’

To put this in perspective, we might imagine a pill that offsets the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, and so allow four year-olds to go to the store and buy cocaine and Jack Daniels off the shelf (why not? we have a pill for it. It’s all good), but if you let a ten year old drive a car, besides maybe killing himself, there is a good chance that he would kill someone else, and there is no pill for that. Here, then, is a behavior that as a society we limit to those age 16 and up, and of course even that does not save every life. But what if there was such a pill? What if some genius invented a ‘resuscitation pill’ that brought people back from the dead after they’ve been hit by a car?