Thursday, January 20, 2005

Would you take this?

You find out that when the pharmacist gets a bottle of the stuff to prepare the doses, the bottle has a skull & crossbones and says this:
Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Target organ(s): Blood Bone Marrow. If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible). Wear suitable protective clothing."

Would you swallow this?

It seems this is the label on AZT.

A few years ago I read an article about various drugs and their side-effects. The author wrote that the number one requested book in the New York City library was the Physicians Desk Reference; the second most requested was the listing of registered physicians for the state. His comment was that after seeing what the drug could do to them, they probably wanted to find out if the idiot who prescribed it actually had a license to practice medicine.

It might make you wonder.

No comments: