Ok, now here is something that 50 years ago would only have shown up in a sci-fi novel. Why not use it in your creative work today?
Pharmaceutical companies controlling your thoughts. Hmmmm. What kind of fictional world can you conjure up? What kind of story line? Who would be the good guys? The other guys? Sometimes truth IS stranger than fiction, but you can use it anyway to create your plot lines! Regardless of the facts of this story, you could probably come up with something to rival Tom Clancy or John Grisham. :0)