In The Cure, a pioneering company, Ecolabs, seem to have struck gold with Restore-Tabs, a herbal supplement that helps you lose weight with the unexpected side effect of increasing female sex drive and enjoyment during intercourse. Aggressively marketed and available without prescription, the tablets are soon a bestseller across all age groups.
But things are not as rosy as Ecolabs would have their customers believe. Family doctor, Steven McLaren, is initially an enthusiastic supporter of Ecolabs products but becomes concerned by the unusual symptoms in some of his female patients. Although happier and slimmer, several women experience dangerously heavy vaginal bleeding and a rare form of cancer.
It emerges that, as nutritional supplements, the tablets were exempt from the rigorous testing demanded of new drugs; McLaren becomes increasingly certain that high doses are dangerous. McLaren expresses his concern and in doing so alerts Ecolabs and the people behind them to