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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Not worth it

Some AP-

Consumers who thought they were purchasing sleep aids, antidepressants and other drugs over the Internet instead were shipped a powerful antipsychotic, sending some unwitting victims to the emergency room, federal health officials warned yesterday.

The Food and Drug Administration said a number of consumers took the schizophrenia drug haloperidol after ordering other pills, including Ambien, a sleep aid, and the anxiety medications Xanax and Ativan. Others thought they were getting the antidepressant Lexapro.

Preliminary analysis of the pills, packaged in plain plastic bags and mailed in envelopes bearing Greek postmarks, suggest they contain haloperidol. The FDA said it had reports of several consumers who took the pills seeking emergency medical treatment for symptoms such as difficulty breathing, muscle spasms and muscle stiffness.

The FDA used the occasion to remind consumers of the possible dangers of buying prescription drugs online.

I know its popular to buy drugs from Canada, particularly for Seniors. However you have to ask yourself, is it worth buying any medication from a company you don't know? TFM says no, a few dollars isn't worth playing Russian roulette with you or your loved one's life.

What do you think?

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