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2018-02-21 16:00 by Karl Denninger
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You gotta be kidding me....

"These drugs can have serious side effects, including gastrointestinal bleeding and heart attacks, and are often taken without medical oversight because many products are available over-the-counter," Kaufman said by email. "The attitude that users can choose their own dose regardless of label directions, along with poor knowledge of dosing limits, is associated with exceeding the daily limit."

Of course what do you think the recommendation might be?

"For occasional use, acetaminophen (again in the right dose) is a much safer option and very efficacious as a pain killer," Vogt added. "But we know that many people use NSAIDs for indications other than pain, such as flu, allergies, fever - and there is no medical base that indicates that NSAIDs or acetaminophen are of any use under these circumstances."

Did you read and parse that folks?

Let's recap.

1. Some people ignore the label directions.  There are potential serious side effects from doing so.

2. Therefore we should remove these drugs from the market because some people don't read the label, or intentionally ignore it.

3. But what we should do is have people use a drug that also is worthless for flu, allergies and fever and which, if people also ignore the label on that one, has the very serious side effect of destroying your liver.

Yeah.  We should listen to this jackass.


How about this: Add something to the label that documents that such drugs are not useful for those common circumstances where people use them but they have no value, along with a strong warning about exceeding the recommended doses.

Naw, that's not nanny-state -- instead we should turn these into prescriptions so you are now forced to spend a metric crap-ton of money to get the Rx for them, plus the pharmacy can then rip you off on the price.

Here buddy, make good use of this:


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