Archive for the ‘Sweet, sweet pills’ Category

Plan C

August 25, 2006

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The women’s movement celebrates a win this week with the FDA approval of non prescription Plan B. Women aged 18 and older will be able to obtain the emergency Plan B pill over the counter in pharmacies throughout the United States. Unfortunately for teenage women, a prescription is still required. It’s sad that the FDA has put obstacles in place for young women seeking to control their bodies by requiring them to consult with a doctor. Either the drug is safe for pediatric use or it is not. End of story. Despite a limited win, it’s a win nonetheless. Having heard Becky Bell’s parents speak recently on how they wished she had just come to them about her pregnancy, my biggest hope is that this will reduce the number of unsafe abortions and resulting deaths like Becky’s.

This flies in the face of the recent mandate of the state of South Dakota to ban all abortions within state borders. One wonders how many young girls in that state will die from botched abortions all so some masochist with a sacrilegious symbol hanging from his neck can feel good about himself. Pregnancy is fundamental to the lives of women across this vast nation. Neither a physician nor a politician should stand in the way of women making choices for their own lives and bodies. Coming from three generations of women who supported abortion services, I rejoice with my grandmothers and mother in this celebration today. We won big, ladies! Next, we are going for full throttle emergency contraception.

And for the trolls who desire leaving some hate comments, each hate comment will result in a $25 donation to Planned Parenthood in your name. AG is not playing and AG needs some serious tax write-offs this year.

Still Searching for a Theme Song…

July 14, 2006

What about this one? Yes, this is the one!

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{what a rush!}

June 27, 2006

I was going to make fun of ol’ “Pills” Limbaugh for this, but…well…there’s really nothing I could add that’s funnier than Rush + Viagra. It’s the perfect self-caricature of angry, red-faced white conservative blowhards!

What am I putting in my cakehole today? Breakfast Edition

June 9, 2006

1 pot coffee (Starbucks Italian Roast)

2 75mg tablets bupropion

1 10mg tablet hydrochlorothiazide

1 Centrum multivitamin

1 500mg tablet vitamin C

1 Prilosec

1 bean, cheese & bacon taco from Pete’s Tako House

Sicky McGermypants

March 29, 2006

Totally me

Your glorious President and Supreme Dictator for Life is sick as a dog,  and may not post anything today or most of tomorrow.  I’ll be fine, but will need some rest.  I’ll be back soon, so you might want to stock up on duct tape and canned tuna.  That is all.  Return to your normal lives!  Nothing to see here!  Move along!

Cough on me, daddy!

March 23, 2006

Here’s a little story to warm the heart of those of us who work with the poor. Specifically, the chronically-coughing poor who walk by my office door on the way to the restroom.

In all seriousness, the emergence of drug-resistant strains of stuff like TB and staph scares the crap out of me. It gets treated like just another story for the “Health” section of the newspaper, but it seems to me to suggest one possible future in which humanity is returned to the condition in which we have lived for most of our history: at the mercy of the tiny organisms all around us, and able to be killed by the tiniest breaks in the skin. I suppose some sort of pharmaceutical breakthrough is possible, and antibiotics may simply keep pace with microbial adaptation. But it seems to me that there is nothing to guarantee that, and a powerful enough strain of a disease like TB – something transmitted by coughing or physical contact – could very quickly become a world-wide catastrophe.

So. Have a great day!