I used digital collage to raise awareness of the United States’ overconsumption and overprescription of pharmaceuticals. The 1950s was truly the golden era for pharmaceuticals. A booming economy and lack of industry regulation allowed for pharmaceutical invention like never before. I chose to use 1950s archival collage in my pieces because it allows me to highlight the lasting impact of the decade and its effect on our health, environments and communities. Today, Americans consume more prescription medication than any other country and pay about four times as much for it. My pieces ask the question, are we really sick, or are we just capitalism’s best customers?