Yours is a terrific piece and unfortunately not farfetched at all in my opinion. Great to jump on that!
From what I’ve read, the pill has negligible efficacy and pretty awful side effects. In fact, it was originally rejected by the FDA, dropped by the major big pharma that had been planning to put it out and picked up by a few opportunists who incorporated themselves so they could catch the wave. The fact that they only tested in pre-menopausal women and therefore could only get indicated for them will not stop doctors from prescribing it for older women.
My hunch is though that it won’t get far, because it doesn’t actually work—except maybe at first as a placebo.
But I concur that it’s all part of the bread and circuses to keep us distracted. Strong and good point.