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#64092 - 04/18/06 08:31 PM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
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... I bought my original BCB kit about 9 years ago,...


Wow ! 9 years ago. If you are 16, that means you were already "prepared" at the age of 7 !!!
That should inspire some respect, even to those, whose feathers you DID ruffle with your "hillbilly" comment. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Are you really 16 yo?
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#64093 - 04/18/06 08:43 PM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
You're right, Arney.

Sorry, PC2K and Jim. It's a reaction based on my ala matter's horticulture club, which is takes a trip for tulip season every other year, and the fact that most of the people in the club aren't very sober. It was a nasty joke at your expense, and I aplogize.
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#64094 - 04/18/06 11:50 PM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
jeffchem Offline
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Registered: 04/12/06
Posts: 27
Loc: KY
Jim,
In spite of the obstacles you have listed you have a really good kit.

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#64095 - 04/19/06 03:00 AM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Ed's Country
Agreed frenchy. He seems to have "seen the light" pretty early on...
Jim,
You must have very understanding parents, to let you get a BCB kit at that age... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> good for you!

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#64096 - 04/19/06 03:05 AM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Ed's Country
In most countries, antibiotics (ointment or otherwise) are via prescription only. Same in Singapore. But of course, being a physician, i stock my kit with pretty much anything.
Count your blessings, you fellows in the states, for your easy access to what other mere mortals can only aspire to.... <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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#64097 - 04/19/06 10:25 AM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
Yes I certainly am. I got the BCB kit as a present from my parents, for my grades at school.
(they did remove the scalpel blades, when I asked for them a couple of weeks ago, you should have seen their faces!!) <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#64098 - 04/19/06 10:27 AM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
There's no need to apologise. Just keep posting! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#64099 - 04/19/06 10:31 AM Re: Survival tin (with pictures)
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
And making somethink very hard to get legally, incurages people to get it the easier way using illigal way's
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#64100 - 04/19/06 04:28 PM Re: reducing antibiotic-resistant infections
Duke Offline
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Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 53
Loc: Harlan KY
Yes. And the using of the heavily promoted drugs isn't diabolical. It's just that someone was just by with some talking about it. So here comes someone with a case of strep pharyngitis and I have this new stuff over here that will hit it so I give it to them. Problem is, the new antibiotic would have been better saved in reserve for something more difficult to eradicate in a perfect world. As I said before, in this specific example, Penicillin VK would be the drug of choice, but no one promotes that anymore and so the physician won't have any of that around to hand out prior to the prescription being filled. Also, as another post mentioned the consumer bears some responsibility, too, because of noncompliance by not completing courses of therapy. We also insist on antibiotics that the physician would just as soon not prescribe, but they want to please us to, just like anyone else would. So the problem is multi-faceted and I didn't intend to lay the blame at one set of feet. Also, industry should be credited for continuing to outsmart the bugs, at least to now.

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#64101 - 04/19/06 05:46 PM Re: reducing antibiotic-resistant infections
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
While I'm certain most don't have bad intentions, the mainstay of our health industry is money. Everything factors down to this it seems. Some pharma rep needs to make their sales quota for club, a doctor makes the easy choice instead of the responsible one, and the patient either knowingly or otherwise contributes to the cycle by not reading or understanding the instructions (or simply not caring).

I agree that the industry has come up with some amazing drugs, but the bugs are starting to outpace our ability to control them by every account I've read. I hope we can come up with some magic bullets because we are probably going to need them sooner rather than later.

The one bad thing about capitalism is that the market is often ignorant or apathetic to that which harms them over time. Thus the feedback loop gets broken until it's far to late and great damage has been done. Of course corporations have a vested interest in keeping that loop from completing. Consumers (which we are bred to be from birth) are very myopic when it comes to long term problems. We are addicted to quick and cheap... much to our detriment. The old "penny-wise and pound-foolish" has never been more true than in our current society.
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