I learn something every week in putting together the podcast. Mainly that audio editors are not fully appreciated! Audio editing is stressful with each popped p and s that I don't catch before posting.
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This is a commercial for Miles Nervine, over the counter medication that was pulled from the market in the 1970s because of bromide toxicity. Too many people were winding up in the emergency room because of ingesting too much of the medicine.
Whole class of people developed bromine toxicity. Yikes.
Resources Mentioned In Today’s Program
- MedlinePlus has a searchable database of drug information; no bias, no subtle sales attempt http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a section on CNS Depressants http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/cns-depressants
- Merck Manuals Consumer Version http://www.merckmanuals.com
- Information about Miles Nervine from http://thirtyseven.scientopia.org/2012/11/24/nervine-settled-everybodys-nerves-by-sedating-everyone/
- Merck page on Anxiety and Sedative drugs http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/special-subjects/drug-use-and-abuse/antianxiety-and-sedative-drugs
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