Periodically, friends and family come to me seeking understanding about various medical and health related issues, which often includes information about procedures and medications.
And on occasion, I continue to be asked to identify certain medications.
Particularly problematic are the numerous herbs and Over The Counter (OTC) non-prescription remedies that neither treat nor cure, yet proliferate and line the pockets of those unscrupulous enough to market and sell them to the unsuspectingly ignorant.
On one such occasion, I was asked by a friend to identify several foreign concoctions of apparent Asian origin, which I succeed in identifying, though I suspect I merely added levity to our communication. Fortunately, the request wasn’t anything of any seriously substantial nature.
It’s becoming more difficult to identify many items, though I count myself fortunate to have access to the numerous resources I do.
Here’s the text of my response. Perhaps you’ll find it enlightening. …Continue…