The NYTimes reports that some genetic links to restless leg syndrome have been found and this might reduce the ridicule that the drugs that treat the condiditon are getting.
Not from this quarter, though. Almost all of our traits have a gentic link. That doesn’t mean they need to be cured. I have a wandering eye; my spouse says I need to stop it but I keep saying, “It’s genetic, I can’t do anything about it without drugs”
This isn’t to say that some people with restless leg syndrome don’t suffer, and will benefit from treatment. But the fact that there is a huge marketing campaign for a ‘disease’ hadn’t even been heard about before, makes me think that the pharmaceutical companies are starting to run out of disease targets they think they can do anything with.
PS to my other half – okay, I don’t have a wandering eye, but I do wander all over the house when I’m on the phone and I know that annoys you a bit. It too is genetic, I swear.