Happy Friday! It is hard to believe that we have turned the calendar to October. But the days are getting shorter and there is a bit of nip in the air this week, so I suppose there is no denying that fall is here.
It is pretty much impossible to watch anything on television these days without seeing commercials for some drug. When I hear the listing of side effects, it makes me want to stay away from all of them. I also wonder about the names that a lot of the new drugs have. I suppose they pay some marketing guru big bucks. However, I think they have had a few misses on the names. So this week I will offer what I think the following drugs should treat based on their names.
Latuda and Farxiga – for some reason I just find these names amusing and think they would be great names for anti-gas medicines.
Telaprevir – it seems logical that this drug would used be a politician or newscaster to help them clearly read a teleprompter
Idebenone – you take it and you just disappear….
Brentuximab vedotin & Cabazitaxel – perhaps one would take either of these to treat motion sickness while riding in a taxi cab.
Abirsaterone – seems like this might be used by a male, middle voice range opera singer.
Lyrica – if you have trouble remembering words to songs, this would be the drug for you.
Anakinra-if waching Star Wars movies for too long causes a headache, take this and keep watching.
Cisplatin -this would be good to apply after you fall flat on your face.
Domperidone – not sure what this would treat, but I am sure it would be taken by the glassful and be very expensive.
Vinblastine and Warfarin – whatever this treats would be related to the military and would be highly classified.
Thought for the Week
He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. ~Benjamin Franklin
Some true side effects of different medications that I have read (I have a book) include the following; hairy tongue, strange and unusual thoughts😏and my favorite, loss of hair where no hair is present.