All this Sudafed hooplah really has my panties in a bunch.
There is some stupid ass law that as of like 9/06 we need to log all sudafed sales in a book, blah blah blah, etc.
One question. Who the fuck cares? Just put the raw bottles of sudafed behind the counter (like all sane pharmacies do) and just be aware that its being abused. You dont need more laws to do this, its like HIPAA, its fucking common sense!
But no, the FDA needs to do something about the “problem” about meth production. I think its time to write them an angry letter:
I’m concerned about your position about sudafed and its diversion to make methamphetamines. Unfortunally you shit in your own bed on this one. You see, pulling Phenylpropolamine (PPA) from the market was a bad idea. If you would of read the study for yourself rather than cave in to the retarded media (whom last I checked were NOT doctors or pharmacists) you would of learned that yes, PPA did cause brain hemmorages in women aged 16-39 (or something like that). Now dont you think thats a bit odd that it only occured in women between those two ages? Lets assume that you monkies can read english. Second lets assume that your actually have free thought and can make basic decisions. But since obvously you cant i’ll summarize it for you.
The women who were dying of brain hemmorages were taking well over the labeled dose in an attemtpt to lose weight. Makes sense doesnt it?
In fact, here are some papers that you might want to read that shows that incidence of stroke in PPA vs Sudafed is pretty much equal in recommended doses:
Mostly this part
Stroke related to over-the-counter sympathomimetics was associated with acute hypertension and/or vasospasm or angiitis mechanisms, most related to the use of PPA; however, stroke also occurred with the use of other sympathomimetics, particularly pseudoephedrine. Although stroke complications occurred when doses were used that were higher than recommended doses, apparently there is also a stroke risk when these agents are taken properly.
Pubmed is full of articles like this. You guys know what pubmed is right? www.pubmed.gov? Scientific paper search engine? God I hope so.
Will you pull Tylenol off the shelves next for liver failure at higher-than-normal doses? How about ASA and all the NSAIDS for ulcers? Why not encase everyone in a little plastic bubble and put corks on their forks so they dont poke out their own eyes.
FDA, you are not my babysitter and you need to stop caving into media pressures. You created this meth nightmare by pulling PPA off of the shelves and forcing sudafed to take up the slack. You shit in your bed and you’re expecting the pharmacists to clean it up.
So this letter isnt all ranting and bitching, i’ll offer some suggestions:
Other than that you’re doing a great job! Now approve more generics before i stab you in the face with a spork.
The Angry Pharmacist.
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