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The Last Archimedean

Wow. Is this cough syrup or knockout drops?!


Welcome to the USA before the FDA (and after the DSHEA. Today they just have to say 'it's natural' and the FDA just politely butts out, whatever's in it).

Zicam nose drops claimed to be homeopathic, so as a 'natural' remedy they escaped oversight. As it happened, they contained a fairly virulent dose of a highly controlled medication, and several people lost their sense of smell completely and permanently from side effects that they didn't have to mention "'cause it's herbal".

See: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2013/02/curing_chemophobia_don_t_buy_the_alternative_medicine_in_the_boy_with_a.single.html



Yes please - may I order 2?


Morphiates*and* chloroform?

What could possibly go wrong there!


Cough Syrup or a date rape drug?

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