Thursday, August 30, 2007

Avandia and Avandamet Stress Balls

It may not be clear from the pictures, but these are those plastic coated NERF-like objects sold as stress relievers. That shiny plastic doesn't really photograph well. Anyway, I don't know what this latest set of offerings means, but evidently GlaxoSmithKline wants me to associate stress with Avandia. Or maybe it is stress relief. On second thought, maybe these are really intended for the GSK execs now dealing with the fallout of the FDA panel on this drug. But the toys are kinda fun, and as a bonus, now I might have an idea what my patients mean when they refer to their pills by color and shape.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Starlix sharpie

Another clickable Sharpie. Hard to argue with a classic.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tygacil pen

As my team was discussing the best possible treatment for a patient's infection the other day, our hospital pharmacist piped up with "the Tiger can do it." What surprised me more than her using that name was the fact that everyone knew what she was talking about. Including me. Score another for Wyeth.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

VFend pen

Finally, someone at Pfizer figured out that ugly is not the new cool, and that the pre-teen female demographic that inexplicably keeps Troll dolls popular is not prescribing medicines. This VFend pen is far, far better than the previous iteration. In fact, I actually use this now, and I'm not even a Broncos fan.