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Medical update followup

(Back-dated.)

Well, it's been a nice 24 hours. The medical rants I wrote a while back stemmed from a medical procedure my dad needed, which turned out to be an easily treated stomach infection. $320 seems a bit steep for 20 pills, but maybe that's just me. Anyway, it's good to know that eveyrthing's fine.

Edit, 15:00 CDT Tue 24 Aug 2004: Well, they gave him a sample at Walgreens. I'm just amused that there'd be samples for prescription antibiotics. Well, the ways of the pharmaceutical industry are as beyond my comprehension as some of the more obscure ways of the medical profession. Oh, well.




Also, it was the first day of class! 15 students in CIS 730 (Principles of Artificial Intelligence), including one off-campus student, and I anticipate up to 4 or 5 in CIS 798 (Topics in Computer Science: Seminar in Probabilistic Graphical Models).

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Banazir

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chandra
Aug. 24th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)

Glad to hear that he's fine. *hug*
banazir
Aug. 24th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks
Much appreciated.

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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Aug. 24th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
Are you kidding? How do you think the pharmaceutical companies get doctors to prescribe certain medicines to their patients? They take them out to expensive lunches, then give them free samples for their patients. I never pay for migraine abortives--my doc gives 'em to me free. Now, I pay for my preventive, but not my abortives.

But I'm glad to hear your dad's okay, Bana.
banazir
Aug. 24th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
They'll let you have the first one for free
Are you kidding? How do you think the pharmaceutical companies get doctors to prescribe certain medicines to their patients? They take them out to expensive lunches, then give them free samples for their patients.
Well, yes, but I'd expect this for over-the-counter meds, prescription painkillers, antihistamines, acid reflux meds, and maybe Viagra and its competitors. Why GI antibiotics? That doesn't sound like something that it would be worth while to start people on if 80-90% of them are going to be cured by one full prescription. (Unless I've miscalculated, or there's some other use for this drug.)

I never pay for migraine abortives--my doc gives 'em to me free. Now, I pay for my preventive, but not my abortives.
Isn't an ounce of preventative worth a pound of abortive? :g:
(Here's hoping and praying your headaches bother you less.)

But I'm glad to hear your dad's okay, Bana.
Bless you!
He's back to his old gaffer self, trying to produce all the ingredients of our gumbo in his garden. Yeah, I'm not raising any piggies. :-P

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Banazir
pursuer
Aug. 24th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Glad to here he's doing better. :)
banazir
Aug. 24th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
Me too
Thanks very much.

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Banazir
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