Help Remedies Delivers Medicine To The WebMD Crowd

A company called Help Remedies is offering basic drugs and first aid supplies with simple explanations. Sounds good, provided they remain focused on simple maladies.

Help’s website says:

While some health problems are large, complicated and frightening, most problems are not the end of the world. A kind word and a little help can get you on your way. Help Remedies was created to make solving simple health issues simple.

We appreciate this. We also enjoy their minimal, environmentally friendly packaging and their clever labels and website.

However, health problems can indeed be large, complicated, and frightening. Although the back of the packaging contains a short, cute description of what the drug does, the full drug facts are hidden behind the label. There, you could read about the risks of stomach bleeding and liver failure.

Our fear, of course, is that things will get oversimplified and consumers will ignore potentially bigger medical problems in favor of a simple cure. After all, it’s not much of a visual stretch from this:

to this:

Help Remedies
(Photo: gwydionwilliams)