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Ever been on Pristiq? What's it like?

I'm about to start Pristiq, an SNRI antidepressant, as part of my treatment plan for depression/anxiety/ADHD. I've been on antidepressants before, but would like to hear what people's experiences have been with this one. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Aug 26, 2016 - 7 answers

Expensive cheap drugs

I was accompanying a friend who was picking up a prescription for nitroglycerin pills at a supermarket pharmacy and was surprised to see that the price was $30 for around 20 pills (he doesn't have insurance so this was retail price, not a copay). I was curious so I checked Walmart's list of $4 drugs and found nitroglycerin is not on the list. I checked a drug price comparison website and it also listed prices in the $20-30 range. Nitroglycerin has been used medically for 130 years (no patent) and seems like it can't be expensive to make, I thought for sure it would be dirt cheap like generic prozac, amoxicillin, etc. Anyone have an idea/theory why it's so expensive?
posted by duoshao on Dec 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Generic Drugs -- prescription for a specific manufacturer?

I am currently taking five drugs for which the prescription is "dispense as written." [more inside]
posted by michellew on Jan 8, 2015 - 10 answers

How many pharmaceuticals available for Rx or OTC in the US?

This study and this article mention that there are more than 3,000 pharmaceuticals currently approved for prescription in the U.S and many compounds approved for OTC use. Where did they come up with that number or how might one come up that type of estimate? [more inside]
posted by GPF on May 13, 2014 - 1 answer

More recent nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs

I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 5, 2013 - 12 answers

What sort of technologies can help / support the animal health pharmaceuticals business? I am not talking about general enterprise technologies such as ERP or SharePoint.

What sort of technologies can help / support the Animal Health pharmaceuticals business? I am not talking about general enterprise technologies such as ERP or SharePoint. I am looking for technologies that can specifically help the Animal health business. For example a technology platform that helps vets gain information about diseases. Any suggestions or thoughts? Any tech that can maybe assist with solving a problem currently faced by Animal Health pharmaceutical business.
posted by r2d2 on Aug 13, 2012 - 2 answers

How much is 2 g of a NSAID gel?

Lost the dosing card for a prescription of Voltaren gel (diclofenac sodium 1%). How can I figure out how much to apply? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Drug redistribution?

How can I recycle expensive drugs that I no longer need or are in excess of my needs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 - 11 answers

What does a pharmaceutical broker do?

Someone I met gave me a business card that intrigues me. What does this guy do? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How long must a drug company prove a drug safe and effective to win FDA approval?

When a drug company is trying to get the FDA to approve a new drug, my understanding is that they have to demonstrate that it's clinically effective and not acutely toxic for a finite period of time (weeks or months). But how long? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

I'm tired of being poor

Good search engines/aggregator for jobs in Biotech/Pharmaceuticals - do any exist? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Mar 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Would you like sprinkles with that?

What was this mysterious medication I took as a child? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Delayed Release Caffeine Pill

Is a delayed release caffeine pill, one with a coating to prevent it from being digested for 8+ hours, feasible? Would the pill be too far along in the digestive tract to have an effect at that point? How could I make one?
posted by phrontist on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Is it okay to take Effexor without its capsule?

Is there any particular reason that Effexor comes in gelatin capsules? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Antipsychotics when you're not (yet?) psychotic...

Antipsychotics-filter: A conversation with a friend has me turning to the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

I can haz Proscar?

What's the real deal with offshore "no prescription needed" pharmacies? Which ones (if any) are legit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2009 - 27 answers

Do we have to throw them out?

Can anything be done with extra pharmaceuticals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Guide to Prescription Drugs?

Can anyone recommend a good guide to prescription drugs? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Apr 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Soma and other substances in literature

I am interested in literary works that discuss various substances like recreational drugs or pharmaceuticals. I am interested in anything with associations or references to philosophy, politics, religion, mind-expansion etc. Some examples of what I am looking for are Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' and Soma, or Dune and Melange. Any dystopia/utopia parallels, anticipations of the future, criticisms of drug culture, criticisms of pharmaceuticals, or allegories to anything substance related would be incredibly useful. This is a follow up of this thread: http://ask.metafilter.com/83142/Literary-works-anticipacting-the-future-trends
posted by Knigel on Feb 28, 2008 - 31 answers

Can NSAID reaction look like Crohn's?

Medical/pharm filter: Could use of NSAIDs end up looking like Crohn's or IBD? (Warning: contains potentially gross descriptions of Crohn's.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

I don't want to start my own needle exchange

What should I do with a large quantity of unused but unneeded insulin syringes? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 26, 2007 - 21 answers

Cute little glass medicine bottles.

Pharmacy Geeks: Why are some medicines still packed in glass ampules? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Mar 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Options for self-medicating -- not the kind in a bottle

What's the situation currently like in the US for ordering drugs over the Internet without a prescription? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Jan 4, 2007 - 23 answers

Seasonale v. Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Women of MeFi, your experiences with Seasonale? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Aug 25, 2006 - 21 answers

Caffeine knocking my ass into bed

Has anyone heard of a caffeine tablet producing heavy drowsiness? [more inside]
posted by zek on Aug 16, 2006 - 12 answers

What happened to Kaopectate's old formula?

What does "nonmonograph designation" mean, with regards to pharmaceuticals and the FDA? Or, more specifically, why did the FDA pull attapulgite off the market? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 2, 2005 - 5 answers

How Can I Get an Understanding of Why Legal Drugs are So Pricy, Without Attributing It to Greed?

I thought of asking this question in response to this comment, but thought it was better off here:
Why are legal drug prices so expensive. As a biochemistry major, I see first-hand how expensive very simple reagents and machines are to create simple research. It seems somewhat reasonable that in my naive on little world, drug prices are somewhat justified by the cost of r&d. Are there any reports out there of where drug companies spend their money. i.e., can I see how much are sent on salaries, equipment, court fees, etc to get more of an understanding of drug company costs and profits, especially since I'll probably being getting a job at one in a few months. Also, info on why drugs (beyond their being greedy) are so expensive in The States (or so I hear) vs. other parts of the world would be useful, too.
posted by jmd82 on Jan 30, 2005 - 56 answers

Online pharmaceuticals: Experiences

Online pharmaceuticals: Experiences? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 13, 2004 - 5 answers

Why do some drug advertisments not include the function of the drug whils others do?

In the U.S., some televised prescription drug ads tell you exactly what the drug is for. Others only allude cryptically to the drug's function. Still others just show a middle-aged, sweater-clad couple enjoying a sunset on a beach. Or Mike Ditka. Why?
posted by stonerose on Feb 16, 2004 - 10 answers

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