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January 23, 2020


FDA Approves Cocaine Nasal Spray

(Thanks to Rick Day)


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"Say hello to my little nasal spray..."

Lannet should have to pay a huge fine for this. No, not developing the spray. But for the attempt to get oh-so-clever with the name (nursecindy will understand completely).

I worked in my vet school pharmacy as a student, and the surgery department used cocaine for nasal surgeries in dogs and cats (to stop intraoperative bleeding). One Saturday morning I was sliding a large stack of UPS boxes into the pharmacy from the hallway (I was helping to open it for the shift), and on the top of the stack was a small package that said, in two different locations "20 gms cocaine hydrochloride". I was stunned that it had actually made it to the pharmacy!

painnewsnetwork.org, eh?

A pain spray sounds better than the codeine on a big Q-tip my doctor used to sort of anesthetize his work area before prying my broken nasal bones back into place (head-on playground collision in 4th grade).

I feel your pain coscolo. I got my nose broken on a playground when I was 10 years old after this kid decided to swing a softball bat over his shoulder and right into my face. Fortunately they put me to sleep before piecing it back together.

My nose was broken in 7th grade, due to contacting the fist of the resident playground punk. Someday, I'm going to find Jeff (Last name withheld to protect the guilty) and have a little "chat".

As the Klingons say, "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

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