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  1. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    That’s what happened to the Watson methylphenidate, too!

  2. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    I should do that. Currently I clutch a small note in my hand saying “shopping list”.

  3. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    Why wouldn’t they work well, gi’n nobody breathes the word “placebo” amang the clued-up?

  4. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    Play it like a fiddle, only with a plectrum. They’re a bit more tinny than the late and ever-lamented Banjo Barney’s 4-string, but they’re nice all the same.

  5. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been pretty careful most of the time already, but I’ve found that I really cannot breathe while lying down, unless I have a fair bit of psyeudoeph in me. But factoring in your experience I’ll be even more cautious, especially if I start feeling at all tachy-ish

  6. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    Both Walgreens and CVS, at least around here, have the house-brand loratadine (Claratin when it’s at home), if that helps at all. I use both it and the house brand pseudoephedrine HCL.

  7. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    I made contact with an FDA pharmacist trying to locate the new distributor of Watson’s methylphenidate, which my research implied was the “authorised generic” (I think “authorised” is the term I mean; i.e. the brand-name product repackaged with no other changes). I was having very poor results with the Malingkrodt formulation, supposedly equivalent.

    The FDA pharm didn’t know whither the Watson had migrated, but asked me to write up and send my eval of Malingkrodt, since a number of other people had had similar responses to the product and the FDA were going to pull the plug when the complaints reached critical mass.

  8. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    You (and others in like straits, working together) can get the FDA to de-certify a generic’s equivalency, at which point the mfgr has 90(?) days to bring it up to standard or pull it from the market overnight. Iirc they have to go thru the whole recert process AND give it a different name if they miss that window, which ain’t cheap.

  9. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    Placebos generally don’t work for people who know what the word means. So I always tell my GPs “if you’re prescribing placebo, don’t tell me!”

  10. 6 days ago on Doonesbury

    I read fiction for the same reason I listen to music, and these days I can read books ten or twenty times before I’ve memorised them and have to put them on the “waitawhile” shelf.