First, some bright medical folks tell us to take an aspirin every day – to help prevent heart attack or stroke. But, that always causes internal bleeding – which is a significant problem – don’t you think?
So, here’s a story from the Los Angeles Times about a “genious” suggestion.
TAKE ANOTHER DRUG (a PPI – Proton Pump Inhibitor) to “possibly” compensate for the negative effects of the first drug (the aspirin).
The official package labeling for PPIs warns that the drug should be taken for no more that 2 weeks at a time.
- Is this suggested two-drug protocol more important than the approved package labeling?
- Is someone planning to ask the FDA to approve a modified package insert for the PPIs?
- Are the PPI drugs made safer when they are used to prevent bleeding caused by aspirin?
- Is this really a joke?
- Does anybody know what’s going on – does anybody really care?
Of course, the final answer in “today’s medical world” is TAKE MORE DRUGS.
How about you?