Just kidding. Such a pill has yet to be discovered, and I increasingly doubt it ever will. Nevertheless, every so often, the medical community settles on some supplement or pharmaceutical that everyone (or everyone past a certain age) needs to be on. For a while, it was vitamin C. Then it was a multivitamin a day or maybe just anti-oxidants. But every time this happens, it seems, later studies are published that show the superpill of the month actually does not have any measurable positive effect and may even cause a little harm. The lay press usually never gets the retraction. Meanwhile, many in the 'alternative medicine' community will adopt it as a cause. So people accumulate more useless pills that they dutifully take every day.
The latest to go the way of the dodo is the daily aspirin. The US Preventative Task Force has recommended for years that men over 45 and women over 55 should take a daily aspirin prevent heart attacks. Now, the FDA has warned that for people of any age not at high risk, the small risks of aspirin outweigh its small benefits.
I say it all the time, and I'm beginning to believe it. Healthy people should not take pills.
*Thankyou, Dr. Zachary Sholem Berger for posting this article on Facebook.