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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This and That Tuesday - The Triumphant Tautological Return!

Everybody knows that I hate doctors, but one has to admit two things about them: only they can get you the prescriptions for all the junk that we want to slowly kill ourselves with AND they can indeed come up with the most appropriate names for certain things, sometimes...! (Usually names for some of that junk I just mentioned, other times names applied to strange new variants of diseases that baffle them completely...!)

Case in point: DOPAMINE.
It is a chemical that our brains release upon contact with a certain substance that some of us INHALE... Ringing a bell? We all know that it sure does! Of course, I should say that this chemical is released by only some of our brains, since those with BETTER BRAINS are not inane enough to be chain smoking in the first place! To those who are "addicted" to that or anything else really -poor them; predisposition to it from birth or not- I must say that I DO NOT PITY THE POOR SAP WHO MAKES HIS OWN MISFORTUNE! Whatever the obsession is! Only being logical here... When one's own misfortune is caused by outside forces, then it is not our fault. Anything else can be internally fought off - and spurned! If you lack internal fortitude to do just that, sorry, but that is a lack of will. God Created us all with all the tools we need to fight off whatever Life can throw at us, even from the onset -i.o.w., those damnable hereditary conditions- and if we fail, it is from lack of effort and of faith. After all, any employer will give you the tools required to perform your duties - do you not think that GOD Gave you all the tools to accomplish your "mission on Earth" as well?
And so, he or she who actually indulges that infinitesimal momentary feeling of so-called "pleasure" that makes the body CRAVE more nicotine, for instance - well, he/she is indeed just a BIG DOPE!
Whether that is where the name "dopamine" originates from or not, I wouldn't even care much to find out, really...
It just fits the bill and, as the Church Lady would say, it is "so conveeeeenient" - because God Did not create you to smoke, pollute, cause cancer in your own entourage that you expose to secondhand smoke...
I would say that God Did not create us to pollute our atmosphere in the myriad ways that we do - mostly those wretched emissions from the automotive vehicules which are a "necessity" to so many nincompoops...
Not only is it excessively polluting and wreaking havoc with health -the planet's and ours, both, of course- but it leads to empty bank accounts, pockets and even wipe out entire families in the process of "transportation"... It was such speedier transportation, that it took many straight on through the OTHER SIDE - and shortened so many lives deemed so very promising in the process...
I need not report on the week-end's crop of road kills, do I? Your local news will do nicely, thank you...

On to what docs do best indeed - prescribe pharmaceuticals!
Man, you gotta love them pharmaceuticals! Quacks sure do love 'em - they love all the incentives that they receive in order to "push" one pill more than others down our throats! It is much akin to the mafia, indeed - and everybody knows it is so but OMERTA prevails! Inertia as well, but that's another story...
Whenever the FDA announces something, I choke in derision on the imaginary pills that I take (well, once in a blue moon I will swallow an aspirin - no "cocktails" for me, no! I'd rather have a mix blend of herbal teas, really!)
The FDA wants further cautionary methods in regards to the ever-popular pain relievers. Ah, pain! People can't deal with that! Pussies! (No jab on those who actually know all about it, with delivery labour alone! Far from it! I am merely using a colloquialism that my man, Scorcese, would have allowed in any one of his films! He's not getting an Oscar for his latest though - a mere remake of imported material - not when he did not get one for his 100% genuine stuff! But that is another story...!)
So then, pain is something to be killed, fast! Goes well with our society that generally wants everything done fast, yes... The FDA noticed that the good denizens of the Home of the Brave have rather been indulging too frivolously in aspirin -acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well- without a clue about the potential side-effects if there is any kind of "abuse" at all there... Too much of good thing is still too much - we all know that. Problem is here that pharmaceutical products are not intrinsically "good" at all; they are merely patchwork solutions to a tiny problem. You overdose, and the solution will itself become a potential problem - worse than the original one you had too!
As it is widely known now, certain drugs can cause stomach bleeding and even acetaminophen can be hazardous; it can cause liver failure if people drink regularly while using acetaminophen for long periods of time.
The FDA is laughable at best to warn the fine citizens of this NOW - something that PLAIN COMMON SENSE has dictated to the wiser ones among us DECADES AGO...

And now a note on the luminous quotes found right here, on TLB Prime's luminous sidebar! :)
It is so very hard to figure out who truly said what, sometimes!
I saw a quote pop up that is attributed to two different persons - illustrious individuals in both cases, it goes without mentioning...
So, who said it first? If they are contemporaries, it is not so easy to distinguish!
I leave you with the twin quotes in question - and one of my own as well, as cherry on top...? Or a luminous addendum! ;)

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the dumbest kind can truly be expected to be weak-minded enough, gullible and good-mannered enough as well, to swallow up whatever those "great ones" in the world will spout out and claim as theirs in a vainglorious effort to be credited with having helped, comforted and been of any use at all to the afflicted existence at large.
- Luciano Pimentel
;)

Link
Comments:
FDA Wants Tougher Warning Labels on Some Pain Relievers
As Boomeritis Symptoms Rise

Anticipating higher consumption levels over the coming decade Federal health officials proposed in late 2006 sterner warning labels for acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen. Again cautioning millions of Americans who take the nonprescription pain relievers regularly of potentially serious side effects.

The drugs are found in hundreds of products to treat pain, headache and fever. Health officials worry that the wide availability of those combination products allows patients to overdose unwittingly.

Health professionals such as Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, who practices sports medicine with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Ballet, also worry that the growing trend of staying highly active on an aging frame is pushing our bodies in ways we weren't meant to, and causing painful breakdowns.

Taken as a mind-body mismatch, boomeritis is believed to be the reason sports-related injuries rank second for visiting the doctor, right behind the common cold. The total cost is more than $18 billion a year for sports-related injuries among boomers — translating into hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits in the last decade. “The mind is still young, and people think that they can still treat that body the way they did when they were 20,” said Dinubile.

Officials are concerned that boomeritis may lead to dangerous self pain medication practices. For acetaminophen, the labels would warn of the risk of severe liver damage if patients take more than the recommended dose or consume three or more alcoholic drinks a day while on the drugs. In any given week, an estimated 48 million Americans take an acetaminophen product.

For aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, the labels would have to contain additional warnings of the risk of stomach bleeding. The labels would note that the risk is higher in patients older than 59, or in those who have stomach ulcers, take blood-thinning drugs or steroids, use other drugs that contain an NSAID or remain on the medications for an extended period. An estimated 17 million Americans take an NSAID daily.
 
Oh...

One more thing...


The proposal won't take effect for a year, but the FDA encouraged companies to update their labels before the rule is final.


The Boomeritis Effect...?


*lol*
 
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