Sunday, October 29, 2006

Avandia pen

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Plavix pen

I like this pen. It's easy to hold, doesn't skip, not too light, with a nice grip that isn't too squishy. The only downside is tough to describe. I feel like it rolls too quickly, that there isn't enough resistance on the rollerball.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Zometa pen

This is not a great pen. It is far too lightweight and thin for my liking. Perhaps this is intentional, as the drug is intended to stop hypercalcemia of malignancy, which usually results directly from bone loss. Still, if Novartis wants me to carry a catchy reminder of their product, they'll have to try harder. Still, the clip is distinctive, and the color stands out in a pleasant way.

Micardis pen

This is actually a pretty good pen. The way it clicks open bothers me a bit, because I end up opening it as I slide it into my pocket, so I get black streaks on my nice white coat. I can't carry this one around the wards anymore.

Diovan penlight

This is a cool little pen light. And it uses replaceable batteries. Such fun.

Cardizem calipers

EKG calipers are wonderful things. They are a badge of sorts, declaring in an instant that "I am an internist." These are quite serviceable.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Levitra Pen

It's probably fitting to start this odd blog with an odd toy. This pen is crap to write with, but that's not really the point. Frankly though, the deliberate, slow way this thing opens is disturbing, given the drug it is advertising.
The way it works is, you push a small button near the tip of the closed pen, and then, the magic happens. Weird.