Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just a thought....

Every single time I see/give any type of heparin, I think of this picture from an article I read a couple of weeks ago.

When it comes to medical drug production, I've always thought of it as a sterile production in a high-tech laboratory somewhere. I never knew that it was just glorified meth lab in a little village in China. Then again, it's more like a laundry than a meth lab. Subtract the Sudafed, add some Tide.



ERP said...

Indeed. Nauseating stuff.

EDNurseasauras said...

Ew indeed (shuddering and hearing banjo music...)

GuitarGirlRN said...

I love the line, "No one inspected my pigs OR intestines!"

WhiteCoat said...

OK, aspirin comes from tree bark, heparin is made from pig intestines and coumadin was developed from rat poison.
Where the hell does Aggrastat come from?
Never mind, I don't think I want to know.

Babs said...

....aaaaand Premarin comes from the urine of pregnant mares.

Don't forget the medical maggots (ew) and leeches (ack!).

See? We're not as "advanced" as we thought we were.

Aidan's mom said...

Ugh. Now I am even more entrenced in the idea of never getting pregnant again! (I have a clotting disorder that rears its head during pregnancy)

So gross!!! :-( Blech!

Anonymous said...

I just want to know who actually thought, "hey, this would be a good idea to...." with some of this stuff.

CrankyProf said...

That looks like a scene from "Hostel."


Lynn Price said...

That tears it. If I ever need a blood thinner, I'll request they simply fill my veins with a little cocktail of Draino and Unleaded. Can't be much worse, right?

John McElveen said...

That's Ed,

I think he's making my new favorite drug: Aciphex. (Spelling)

How about drug name of the year"

"ACIPHEX- makes you sound like you can throw you voice with your butt or make Fart songs or something!

"Hey great Butt-noises Bob!"

"Thanks I owe it all to Aciphex!"
From the makers of OOPS I crapped my pants.

Call 1-800- Ass-Hole for a 30 day supply. Call now and get 30 days supply of Dulcolx- the butt cannon for over 30 years!

Great post MG


erica said...


Same guy who first decided to eat a lobster.