Neurotopia

Archives for June, 2006

There is one simple reason why a pharmacist’s personal beliefs should not factor into the dispensing of medication that, to me, takes precedence over all others. Medications rarely, if ever, have one use. A single medication can be prescribed for a variety of reasons. This causes a problem: a pharmacist might refuse to dispense birth…

Just a couple comments on Tara’s situation. Firstly, check that the pharmacist doesn’t have a little Vicodin habit of his or her own. Probably not, but I’ve lost all faith in humanity. Secondly, this situation is deplorable. If a veterinarian at an academic research facility intentionally withheld post-op painkillers from animal subjects larger than a…

Mrs. Evil Monkey and I went to visit Fallingwater for our 8th anniversary, and got some interesting surprises along the way. Lots of photos involved.

Radio Blowhard Revisited

So wait a minute… what was Rush doing with a bottle of Viagra in the DR? Was his wife with him at the airport? No mention is made of her in the article, it appears that he could have been traveling alone. He is married, right? Hmmm. Hat tip to Rev. BigDumbChimp for stating the…

Reminder: Donor Challenge

I’m not doing too hot on raising money for low income school districts and kids that need books because theirs were destroyed in hurricanes. Please visit my Donor Challenge by clicking on the icon below my profile and, well…. donate!!!

Inspired by Rush Limbaugh’s apparent erectile dysfunction, I decided that today’s Evil Journal Club should address the “other” potential uses of PDE-5 inhibitors, the most (in)famous of which is Viagra.

Radio Blowhard False Alarm

Turns out Rush’s Viagra was purposefully mislabeled as being prescribed to his physician for protection of Rush’s privacy, which is what tipped off the Customs guys. Darn. There goes my first SchadenFriday material on the SEED blogs… although I do wish Rushie could take a cue from me and correct his mistakes in a timely…

Somebody tell me why Rush Limbaugh got a free pass on this the first time around? This time it wasn’t just suspected illegal possession of prescription narcotics.

More Inconvenient Truths

No shortage of them lately, it seems, and not just regarding the state of global climate change. US administration officials chose to ignore a CIA officer’s warnings that an Iraqi defector’s claims of purported biological labs made by Iraq for germ warfare were unproven.

When Ecuador Attacks!!!!

Despite the United State’s disappointing loss to Ghana, I remain a stalwart Cup Addict. While rooting for the home team is fun, the US is not really my favorite team. In fact, I have many favorites…