Medicine bottles are mundane objects tightly woven into our daily lives, with the promise of happier moods, better sleep, and lower blood pressure. Nevertheless, nothing on these objects correlates with hope, faith, or a feeling of healthiness. I aspire to affix a face on these bottles to create conversations among medication manufacturers, prescribers, and dispensers, allowing them to explore what really happens after the R&D is finished, after the drug is manufactured, and after the prescription is handed to the patient. Spotlighting patients’ narratives is potentially a part of the solution to understanding the complexities of human suffering and subsequently to the healing journey.
Image credit: Fery Pashang