This morning I read a press release about a recall of the blood pressure medication valsartan because of an impurity that’s a probable carcinogen. This impurity may have been the result of manufacturing changes at Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical – a Chinese company. I was prescribed valsartan six months ago.
So I went to my pharmacy this afternoon and learned that in fact, most of the valsartan they sell came from … Read more… →
Working my way north, and trying to write on an iPad instead of the heavy-weight computer. First stop today was at a kart track to knock some of the rust off the driving skills. Jakester made a point of being almost two seconds faster than me — in my kart!
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It’s hard writing a book, but selling it? Damn near impossible. Self-promotion is not my strength, never has been. “I am what I do, like it or not, take it or leave it.”
Reflection of a fragile ego? Not an accusation often leveled at me. I’m certainly not alone with the characteristic: Last summer I wrote for a man who found it impossible to use the first person pronoun “I,” though he is remarkable and … Read more… →
I just learned that MRI results required before filling a prescription for Humira was not sent to Irish’ insurance company, Pacific Source.
I was misinformed. This lapse apparently occurred twice, once with the original prescription request and again when the denial was appealed. I am attempting to identify how the prescribing and information systems broke down.
So. Trump was having affairs with porn stars just after his son Baron was born, and his wife was recovering from pregnancy. I smiled as I thought this might make the “moralists” or religious right who continue to support him squirm a little bit.
Then Holly shared that she’d asked herself if she could support Trump, despite his disgusting character, if he advocated for other policies she believed in.
When I flew out of Portland International Airport before 2023, I usually stayed the night before at an airport hotel that provided free long-term parking and a shuttle to the terminal. It was a good deal and reduced stress.
But that was before Oregon had to pay for its share of the new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia. When the old bridge collapsed, the loss of commerce and reputation hurt the Portland … Read more… →