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If you could engineer a drug, what would you have it do?

Asked by jfos (7380points) July 20th, 2010
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Feel good, run faster, hallucinate, etc.

What would the effects of your drug be? Would there be an age limit? Would it be illegal? How long would the effects last? How would it be taken? Be as creative as you want to be.

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Austinlad's avatar

Make all my other prescription drugs unnecessary !!!

gailcalled's avatar

Straighten my spine and plump up my lumbar discs.

jfos's avatar

@Austinlad @gailcalled Would the effects be permanent? Would there be side-effects? How would this drug be controlled/distributed?

gailcalled's avatar

It would have to be controlled. No side-effects. Double-blind long -term studies. RX from Doc.

CMaz's avatar

Photographic memory. No need to sleep.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

It would make rape victims forget the rape – same for children who were abused.

ucme's avatar

Instill a little humility into the minds of the facetious/pretentious. Now that would be a “wonder” drug!

marinelife's avatar

Mine would cure cancers without the horrible chemical side effects of chemotherapy. It would be a prescription drug.

BoBo1946's avatar

give me the energy to finish cutting my hedges!

Facade's avatar

It would open people’s eyes to all the poisons they put in their bodies.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Facade Ha, this would be useful

Aster's avatar

For personal use (which is what I thought you meant) it would be called a “juvi.” It would be taken 1x day. After taking your Juvi you would feel , mentally and physically, as you or as a healthy child feels at age nine: carefree, energetic, positive, sociable, fun-seeking and ready to fall asleep in one minute.
Juvi: “For a Happy Day.” Available at Walmart.

ragingloli's avatar

It would not be a drug, but a solution of self replicating medical nanomachines that would serve a number of functions.
– search and elimination of harmful bacteria, viri, parasites and chemicals as well as cancerous cells.
– cell/tissue regeneration and rejuvination
– genetic optimisation and subsequent cell restructuring to eliminate heredetary and developmental illnesses, conditions as well as susceptibility to diseases
– enhancement of existing and installation of new micro and macro physical abilities, such as
—- improved strength, speed, stamina, cell regeneration, vision, hearing, smell, taste, tactile sense, intelligence, memory
—- new features, such as photosynthesis, solar electric power generation, zero point energy generating cell organelles, digital memorybanks consciously accessible by the mind, auxilliary processors to speed up thinking, active zoom for the eye, full EM spectrum range for the eye with sound source overlay and overlay of other data, like the medical, chemical and physical status of the object you are looking at and environmental variables fed from a new sensor array, full 3 dimensional awareness, even beyond and inside obstacles, technology based telepathy, epidermal forcefields, full replacements of lost limbs and organs within a few minutes, including vital organs like hearts, lungs, the brain, etc., a bodywide redundant backup system for the brain’s memory

How is that for a start?

ETpro's avatar

Well, there are tons of things I’d l;ove to cure, but previous posters have pretty well covered those, so I am going for a ultimate pleasure pill.

Before defining it, let me disclaim any first-hand knowledge of what any illegal drug I list actually does. So the following is just a flight of fantasy and may be wildly off base when compared to what each of my elements in the drug-cocktail actually do. But here goes.

Mix the psychedelic experience of LSD; the sensory enhancement of Extasy; the exhilaration of cocaine; the blissful suspension of worry and pain of opium; the sexual stimulation of the new prescription drug in clinical trials, flibanserin, the erectile enhancement of Calais and the inhibition suppression of Quaaludes. And if I succeeded in getting all that to work, I would be absolutely terrified to take a dose, because I’d want to spend the rest of my life the mindscape it would induce. :-).

jazmina88's avatar

I want to make quaaludes again…...bring em back!!

jfos's avatar

@ragingloli Wait, so are you referring to weed?

Blackberry's avatar

It would just be ‘E’ without the horrible side effects.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Blackberry what horrible side effects? I’ve never had any problems with pure mdma

Blackberry's avatar

@uberbatman I have not either, but I mean long-term side effects, I have only heard it does unfavorable things to your brain.

It’s sounds pretty sad, but I think I will never experience such pure elation sober. Only MDMA has made me feel so ‘one’ with the world and people lol.

rebbel's avatar

It would, in a nano second, pull that one word/answer from my gray matter that i am looking for when in a conversation, doing a puzzle, join in a tv quiz, write something on Fluther.
I know i know it, why can’t i reach it…?

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Blackberry Ive only heard of such cases when people abuse it.

Blackberry's avatar

@uberbatman I am assuming that is the case as well. I feel that MDMA should be prescribed to people with marriage problems lol.

rebbel's avatar

Would that be in the same league as methylphenidate (Ritalin)?
Because i use that and although it helps me, it still happens that i can’t find the word.
I(t) might be just human…

Facade's avatar

@Blackberry @uberbatman It’s funny how the government discourages drugs such as E because of how they can affect people who use them long-term, but unendingly peddle their prescription drugs that do far more harm…

El_Cadejo's avatar

@Blackberry I couldn’t agree more. There is nothing better than taking MDMA with your SO and spending a nice night together bonding.

@Facade yup. utter bullshit.

janbb's avatar

It would make people wiser so they would be able to solve issues the way I want them to.

Jabe73's avatar

A drug that would speed up your metabolism to the point where you could eat whatever you wanted and not gain weight without exercise or diet. Kind of like the thin person that could eat anything they want like a glutton and not gain any weight. There are no diet pills I am aware of that come close to doing any of this and most of them have side effects.

YARNLADY's avatar

I would like a substance that would stimulate people to always act in their own best interest.

boffin's avatar

….engineer a drug, what would you have it do?

I want a new drug
One that won’t make me sick
One that won’t make me crash my car
Or make me feel three feet thick

I want a new drug
One that won’t hurt my head
One that won’t make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red

One that won’t make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I’m with you
When I’m alone with you

I want a new drug
One that won’t spill
One that don’t cost too much
Or come in a pill

I want a new drug
One that won’t go away
One that won’t keep me up all night
One that won’t make me sleep all day

One that won’t make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I’m with you
When I’m alone with you
I’m alone with you baby

I want a new drug
One that does what it should
One that won’t make me feel too bad
One that won’t make me feel too good

I want a new drug
One with no doubt
One that won’t make me talk too much
Or make my face break out

One that won’t make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I’m with you
When I’m alone with you

…Thanks Huey

ETpro's avatar

@YARNLADY Sounds like you’re looking for something to destroy the Tea Party and far-right Republicans—or at least the ones that aren’t already multi-millionaires.

@boffin Here’s the formula for your wonder drug. Mis two parts hydrogen with one part oxygen. It is good for you and has none of the side effects you wish to avoid. :-)

Aster's avatar

I’d like a pill that would stop all bladder urges from 9pm to 7am.

ETpro's avatar

@Aster Let me know where to get some when you locate that one. :-)

Aster's avatar

@ETpro I think they should sell a catheter for nighttime. I mean sell them for women with Your Choice of colors (additional cost with ruffles or rhinestones)

ETpro's avatar

@Aster Ha! Doesn’
t sound comfy enough for sleeping. It’s be great for Ambien® sales though

kourkoubini's avatar

I would make a drug that would stop the withdrawal syndrome effects from the use of other drugs

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