Squeezable Heart To Demonstrate High Blood Pressure

Friday, 25 April 2008

Accupril is an ACE inhibitor to treat heart failure and hypertension.

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Never Let A Doctor See You With Dead Waiting Room Plants.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Those are my receptionist’s pet fish in the background.

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Won’t Take Your Diabetes Pills? Try These! – Diamicron Diabetic Retinopathy Simulators

Sunday, 2 March 2008

I love this toy. When I can’t convince my type two diabetics take their meds I get them to put these glasses on. The kids think its funny, the adults take the meds when I explain that this is what is going to happen to ones vision in time.

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Augmentin Free Surgery – Little Gadget To Screen For Hearing Loss

Sunday, 2 March 2008

There is a big campaign on that we should use good old amoxicillin instead of augmentin (with clavulanic acid) to treat kids with acute ear infections. I agree, but your views are welcome.

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Digital Thermometer – Effexor – A Novel Antidepressant

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

www.nofreelunch.org

Awareness and use of statistics can help cut through the marketing hype to assess the real value of the therapy.

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Fixing It Together – The Nicest Stapler I Have Ever Had

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Ah, if only keeping a relationship together was a simple of Viagra! Viagra (Sildenafil) is however a revolutionary product which deserves doctors attention and preferential prescription. Pfizer took all the risks with being novel with this agent, unlike the “me too” products that they compete with.

The standards of drug advertising in […]

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A Most Venerable And Old Drug Toy: My Ciba (Now Novartis) Knee Model – Voltaren Knee

Thursday, 31 January 2008

I use this model all the time as an instructional device with peoples dodgy knees.

Voltaren is a good old nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory tablet that is actually pretty useful though there has been something of an undeserved backlash against these kind of drugs of late as they can cause bleeding guts […]

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Top Of My Computer – Four Products Advertised Here

Thursday, 24 January 2008

This is the top of my computer monitor in my consultation room. The Jelly Bean jar serves to placate the kids after vaccinations, ET placates me, and the Lucky Cat is a talisman for wealth (given by one of my Asian patients)

The calculator is credit card size and advertises Chlorovescent (for […]

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First Captopril, Then Enalapril – This Drug Has Really Helped People With Heart Failure

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Merck Sharp and Dohme always do the best promotional items and this heart model is no exception. I use it all the time when explaining to my patients about the heart. Enalapril is more “potent” then its – captorpril.

Just because a drug is more potent (less required or clinical […]

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Puff! The Magic Dragon

Sunday, 20 January 2008

This pen is just another nasty pen, which does not write very well. The product is for treating asthma, called Seritide, which is actually two drugs (Salmeterol and fluticasone, a steroid) mixed together. It does work, but is very hard to prescribe in New Zealand owing to government restrictions and bureaucracy.

The […]

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