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Regular commenter and friend of Terra Sig, leigh (the path forward), let us know overnight that Florida State Veterinarian Dr Thomas J Holt officially confirmed that selenium overdose killed 21 Venezuelian polo horses in Wellington, Florida, on 19 April. An attempt by an Ocala, Florida, compounding pharmacy to reproduce an equine dietary supplement called Biodyl…

Last weekend, 21 Venezuelan polo horses collapsed and died at the US Open championship match at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida (AP, CNN). The deaths have now been associated with injection of a veterinary mineral supplement produced by a compounding pharmacy in Ocala, Florida. Located in central Florida about 45 min…

I could write a post every other week, at minimum, on dietary supplements adulterated with prescription drugs – against federal law, but easy to do with bulk pharmaceuticals available from overseas and no independent product purity oversight. But here’s a new one from the Key West Citizen: Acupuncturist arrested An acupuncturist who operates a business…

Twenty years ago, University of Florida junior, Tiffany Sessions, disappeared from her townhouse complex in Gainesville, Florida. What happened to her remains a mystery today. The photo to the left shows Ms Sessions on the left as she appeared in 1989 with the photo on the right age progressed to how she would’ve appeared last…

Many thanks for some blog publicity go out to Karl Leif Bates, editor of Duke University’s online research monthly magazine, Duke Research, and co-founder of Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC). Many of you who attended this past weekend’s ScienceOnline’09 gathering may recognize Karl as he was in attendance. Completely independent of any coaxing (Karl…

Wishing I was in Hogtown last night and today. However, my joy and delight is not for Tim Tebow or any of those other youngsters. Mine is for George Edmondson, Jr. What a fabulous way to send out Mr. Two-Bits. We love you George – thanks being an integral part of my Gator experience. Photo…

Key West Pharmboy Awards

Okay, Dear Reader, I know you are tired of my ranting about Key West no matter how much I try to make it a focus of natural product therapeutics. So, with your indulgence, I need to make two serious awards to acknowledge the warmth and kindness of the good souls of Key West. Two people…

In our last few hours bidding farewell to the Conch Republic, we stopped at the Southernmost Point marker. Regular commenter and blogger leigh (the path forward) reminded us to “get a picture of the family pharmboy at the southernmost point marker, that’s classic cheesy fun.” Well, dear leigh, we found that the marker does not…

I wrote at length the other day about my visit and talk at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, noting that Duke students and their Key West High School mentees would be presenting the results of their 2008 projects yesterday afternoon. Well, we were sadly flying out about the time of the presentations…

Coturnix spotted in Key West!

Click on the photo to find out where we spotted these little miracles of nature. And nary a PLoS T-shirt among them.