Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Thor's Day

Administration
Happy birthday to hdaemon!

Medical
I progress. No new news.

Lyrica
Well now.

US drugmaker Pfizer has agreed to pay $2.3bn (£1.4bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice. It comes after the firm was found to have illegally promoted four drugs for uses which had not been approved by medical regulators.

Which, yes, includes Lyrica. Which, as it turns out, doesn't do a damn thing for fibro. (That explains why I didn't have a pain spike when I went from it to Gabitril). (Yes, as far as I know, it does work for adjunct anti-seizure therapy; it's just the fibro results that are being cited as fraud.)

So how does a girl who's spent thousands of dollars on Lyrica over the past three years get a piece of that?

Link Soup
* Filk fans - the Pegasus Award ballot is up! You may see some familiar names...
* Boondocks Saints 2 redband trailer! I want to go to there!
* Some interesting colloquia coming up at MIT.

Daily Science
During an epileptic seizure, waves of abnormal electrical activity sweep through the brain. That can create some strange experiences, including hallucinations and feelings of déjà vu. Even stranger is the recently reported case of an epileptic woman who feels that she has become a man during some seizures.

Plans
More child-herding. sindrian rolled in later than anticipated last night, so hanging out was postponed and will happen today.
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