A while back I blogged about the spate of mandated product information when one buys medicine. I just got a scrip from the chemist with a new format consumer information in it and I’m afraid I’m pretty pissed off with what an organised piece of stupidity it really is.
Previously I wrote this.
What depresses me is that this is not hard. All it takes is to try seriously to be useful, rather than to follow a procedure. If governments can’t do this kind of thing – or rather bugger this kind of thing up – it is depressing to think of how much more limited their usefulness is than it might otherwise be.
This one reads as a kind of send up of usefulness. Virtually everything it says is a kind of joke. Some of my favourite passages.
Do not take NAPROSYN if you have
an allergy to:
• NAPROSYN or any ingredients
listed at the end of this leaflet . . .
Ask your doctor if you have any
questions why NAPROSYN has
been prescribed for you. [Now there's an idea!]
If you take this medicine after the
expiry date has passed, it may not
work as well.
If you are not sure if you should
start taking NAPROSYN, talk to
Follow all directions given to you by
your doctor or pharmacist carefully.