Okay, it’s not hilarious, it’s funny that it’s included as a side effect of Tamiflu (treatment for influenza):
I’m not a huge fan of Tamiflu (for the neuropsychiatric side effects), but I saw this last night on my pocket brain, and had to look today to see if it’s really listed.
It is, that’s off the Tamiflu full-download of the medication information (Link on the official Tamiflu page).
So you know, when patients are in studies, basically everything that happens while the subject is taking the medication has to be reported to the FDA, which is how all that oddness gets enshrined as less than 1% side effects. I do find it a little amusing that ‘pyrexia’ (fever) is listed as a side effect, since influenza classically has a fever, and the peritonsillar abscess diagnosis quite possibly indicates the patient didn’t have the flu, they had an undiagnosed condition subsequently diagnosed.
Tamiflu is a Genentech product, FYI.
Remember this? (From this blog):
Heroic State Attorneys General band together to force lawful commerce to stop, because they don’t like it.
July 13, 2013 by GruntDoc
So, 22 State Attorneys General sent a letter to Urban Outfitters demanding they stop selling gag merchandise described as their ‘Prescription line’, which includes the terrifically dangerous items of
glasses, coasters, mugs, drink holders and related products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads.
Want to guess what I found at The Onion’s online store?
The mug that causes death by prescription drug OD’s.
I knew I liked The Onion.
U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt: ‘You really ought to go home’ – Washington Times
In what only can be described as a scene out of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun,” Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, describes how F-22 stealth jets scared off Iranian jets from a U.S. drone flying in international airspace.
Click through to see what happened. I’ll be the in-cockpit tape of that gets out someday…and it will be cool.
Two other thoughts: are we now riding shotgun on drones (aren’t the drones so we don’t have to endanger pilots), and/or, was this bait to see what Iranian air intercept does?
Wait for it….
Owner isn’t blaming dog for accidental shooting, Police say
By Deanna Boyddboyd@star-telegram.com
FORT WORTH — Surprisingly, this canine isn’t in the doghouse.
A 78-year-old woman was shot in the foot late Saturday when her shotgun discharged after her dog accidentally knocked it over, police reported….
You have to click through to read the best Police quip of the year. [Read more...]
Let the man explain.
No, seriously. Let me explain . . .
Good on someone.
hope this doesn’t get someone in trouble.
Gomerblog is killing it these days.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday night the 197,788th annual rare-disease awards, formally known as the common disease awards, brought the house down at the Staples Center.
That will happen.
India’s army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.
Don’t make yourself unhireable.
As the medical director of a health services group that serves racially diverse patients in some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, always conducts a quick search of physicians he’s interested in hiring on various social media sites and blogs to see if anything worrisome surfaces before offering them a position.
SoMe is entertaining, but here’s the equation we should all keep in mind: Job >>>>>> SoMe.
Last year was a big year for us in Texas with West Nile, an in conversation with colleagues the other day we noted we hadn’t seen any yet.
So, to the CDC Map of cases:
Wow, Texas is dark green as are several other states! Must be an epidemic, right?
Not so much:
Two cases made Texas look like ground zero. (This isn’t to make light of the CDC, it’s to point out that maps by state aren’t necessarily as descriptive as they look).
And, I and mine got ambushed by mosquitoes today, so wear the right clothing/DEET, etc. Or the map you change might represent you!
Source: CDC West Nile virus
Way past time…
WE DON’T HAVE TO SEND MESSAGES THIS WAY ANYMORE, the Navy has decided.Word went out from the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command on May 8 that the Navy’s internal messaging system now had the ability to transmit in lower case as well as the traditional upper case letters.“Therefore, it is not necessary to limit Navy messages entirely to upper case,” said the directive, first reported by the Navy Times.Of course, the message saying that upper case was no longer needed went out this way: “THEREFORE, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LIMIT NAVY MESSAGES ENTIRELY TO UPPER CASE.”
I remember reading Navy messages in the 90′s and wondering why they were always all caps. When I asked I got a very Naval ‘because’.