Sunday, April 22, 2007

A date with drugs

From the Toronto Star:
Hack, wheeze, sputter ..... achoo! You feel something coming on.

Swing open the medicine cabinet, reach for the cough syrup and out dribbles sludge.

If it were Buckley’s, the taste is so bad (but effective!), it would be hard to tell if it had gone off.

What about that leftover prescription of antibiotic? Do you ingest it and risk coming down with God knows what?

Spring cleaning target zones may well include your medicine cabinet. Just like the best-before dates on food — to which we pay at least a little attention — there are expiry dates on your prescription and over-the-counter drugs. ...more

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