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General / Prescription medicine, how safe is it?
« on: January 24, 2008, 12:20:07 am »
With news of the death of 28 year old Heath Ledger (actor in such movies as Brokeback Mountain and A Knight's Tale) from a possible allergic raction to prescription sleeping pills I am wondering how safe the medicine we trust our doctors to give us really is?
 

The pills found in Ledger's apartment were prescribed by a doctor even though there have been reports of many side effects, some of which are extremely severe. The almost endless list includes hallucinations, sleep walking, a worsening of the existing insomniac condition,  headaches, night terrors and depression. One person even gained a ton of weight because the pills made him sleep walk and he was raiding the fridge in his sleep and didn't even remember!!!


Ledger had just split up with his girlfriend (the mother of his 2 year old daughter) and was having trouble sleeping.
It's alledged that one possible explanation is that having taken one pill and had it not work, Ledger then took another and the resulting allergic reaction was both immediate and lethal.

 

I think it is a great shame if this is indeed the case, and that medicine meant to help has just robbed us of yet another promising actor.

But the possible implications of this are huge, how do we know what is actually safe?

Is it really a case of we don't know and should just trust the doctors? Or should we be insisting on better protection and more detailed information about the medicines we take?

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General / Milky Bar Kid
« on: January 02, 2008, 02:45:51 am »
Am I the only one who thought we'd finally got a female Milky Bar Kid?
With the long hair and the girly, half cowboy way they sit low in the saddle on the horse I was sure the new Kid was a girl.

I'm really disappointed to find out the name of the new 'Kid' is William. Not very girly as names go isn't William.

Ah well, maybe next time.

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General / Chocolate Deodorant
« on: January 02, 2008, 02:10:23 am »

I just read on the Chocolate Review home page that Lynx were planning to bring out a Deodorant with a chocolate scent called Dark Tempation.


It said in the article that it would be on sale in November.


Has anyone seen it anywhere? I would love to buy my fella some, if anyone could tell me where to get it from, I'd be very grateful.


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