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Gary Newton, FACA, Pharmaceutical Chemist; Gerald Mizelle, Consultant Pharmacist
YEAR <> September 2008
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In 1714, Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer. Sir
Centigrade lived 100 years later. “Mercury” thermometers now
Research shows in all of human history, no wife has ever shot
her husband while he was washing dishes.
A pina colada contains 75 grams of sugar, 625 calories.
Do not worry about people from your past; there is a reason why
PAWS for Thought; Diagnose Skin Cancer by
conducted at Monell Chemical Senses Center,
If you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of
Ophthalmic penetration enhancers or absorption
drugs appear to penetrate the cornea by simp
PPI’s Increase Hip Fractures: Acid Blockers,
Nexium, the purple pill, Prilosec, Prevacid, Zantac,
Tagamet, and others interfere with the body’s
absorption of calcium. Additional supplemental
calcium is advised but cannot prevent osteoporosis.
of the actives. This effect has not been attributed to any other
Eye Surface Neoplasia:
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
topical INTERFERON ALPHA-2b compares favorably
Inhaled MANNITOL Improves Lung Function in
to surgical treatment. Ophthalmology,
Aug. Interferon Alpha-
Cystic Fibrosis Patients by increasing water content of the
2b is no longer available in the US.
Rx Center inventory is
Examples of Recently Compounded
(Customized) Prescriptions of Historical Interest:
L-tyrosine & dl-phenylalanine slow release oral
capsules as a natural treatment for narcolepsy.
Magnesium 5% Guiafensin 3% massage gel for
muscle spasms and for nocturnal leg cramps.
(Additional ingredients may be added on a patient
Within limitations, the future can be foreseen. Charles Dow
Vitamin D3 4,000 IU per Gm. and B-12
anhydrous topical eczema, mild psoriasis, safe during Incidentally & By-The-Way:
Half of gun deaths are suicide. <><>After
exercise caffeine helps the muscles refuel. <><>Daily
cups of tea “benefit heart health.” <><>Eating almonds
Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as
may reduce cholesterol. <><> Vegetarians live longer.
<><>Just one can of RED BULL drink can increase stroke
For SHINGLES: Eliminate high glycemic carbs
risk.<><>Oral supplements of trace minerals may reduce
including all sweets; take six Florajen3 probiotics and blood pressure.
1 teaspoon FOS daily. Topically, apply Ketoprofen,
Dibucaine & 2DDG in a penetrating base,
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he
DES, diethylstilbestrol tablets for man and
For narcolepsy or as an appetite suppressant,
Most breast cancer patients are deficient in
Vitamin D3 (and iodine). Patients with known deficiency
diethylpropion 75mg. modified release capsules.
take 10,000 units a day, adults take a minimum of 1,000
u a day –up from 400 u. <><>Surgery for obesity reduces
80% of the electricity in France comes from nuclear without
cardiovascular events, lowers blood pressure, may
eliminate diabetes, corrects cholesterol levels, increases
Topical TRANILAST 10%, an antiallergenic, life span, and reduces cost of clothing.
applied to healed shingles to stop burning in minutes.
Heparin is back (for a price) to compound
I admit it, I am a hypochondriac. However, I manage to
creams for varicose veins and irrigations for interstitial
control it with a placebo (sugar pill). – Dennis Miller.
A UREA/TEA TREE ointment to thin diseased
Pills & Skills: <><> Pet names of the week:
nails. Used too long will remove the nail.
“Useless” for a K9 and “Hot Dog” for a feline. <><> <><>
NaCl, plain old salt capsules that are no longer Many infants get acid-suppressive drugs (Prilosec,
commercially available, still prescribed. (Sea salt is Prevacid, etc) that are simply happy-spitters. Most preferred, David Brownstein, MD).
benefit in these treatments come from the sodium
bicarbonate (baking soda) added during compounding. <><>Muscular strength in men linked to longevity.
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, “I think
I’ve lost an electron.” The other says, “Are U sure?” The
Men with pierced ears are prepared for marriage. They know
Tea drinking may help protect against mental
Alprostadil penile injection to immediately overcome impairment and decline. <><> New Alzheimer’s vaccine
clears plaques but does not stop disease progression.
Oral and topical ophthalmic Interferon A2B <><>About 5% of kids have ADHD-CDC. <><>Obesity
levels in China are rising fast; thank you McDonald’s.
Various forms of Injectable Vitamin B12.
<><>Cancer survivors also used “complimentary
We understand the Kremlin has a Tsarbucks.
Cidofovir 0.5% ophthalmic drops, 99+% stable at
A mental hospital behind left field in Chicago’s old West Side
Nalbuphine 1.2% ophthalmic analgesic drops, 99+%
Park is purportedly the origin of the term “out of left field.”
stable 12 months at room temperature. Pat Pending.
DMSA suppositories for heavy metal chelating.
intraocular use is FINALLY available. <><> Keep your
Magnesium Glycinate, melatonin capsules for
urinary tract healthy: Drink plenty of water, avoid sweets,
“deep sleep,” bowel regularity, and muscle relaxation.
take D-mannose, cranberry, and hibiscus extract. (D-
Mannose will stop 90% of all urinary tract infections in
All great truths begin as blasphemies. –Oscar Wilde
General Medical Information Name: _________________________________Date: ______________Age: __________ PAST MEDICAL HISTORY YEAR ILLNESSES ________ ( ) Heart trouble (angina__) (heart attack ___) (Heart failure ___) (Heart murmur __) (valve ________ ( ) High blood pressure ________ ( ) Stroke ________ ( ) Ulcers (stomach ___) (duodenal___) (colon___) ________ ( ) Diabetes
Publication conforme aux articles 472 à 478 de la loi-Publicatie overeenkomstig artikelen 472 tot 478 van deprogramme du 24 décembre 2002 publiée au Moniteur belge duprogrammawet van 24 december 2002 gepubliceerd in het Belgisch Staatsblad van 31 december 2002. Le Moniteur belge peut être consulté à l’adresse :Dit Belgisch Staatsblad kan geconsulteerd worden op : www.moniteur