Lesson Learned 2: Her Middle Name Was WiFi?

17 07 2010

Lesson Learned 2: Why WiFi needs some Ceftriaxone?

When you go online with a WiFi connection, I am sure the first think you think of is the third generation cephalosporin Ceftriaxone. OK. Maybe you don’t, but I do.

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Lesson Learned 1: Let it Rain, Let it Pour

11 07 2010

 

To keep things interesting, I am starting a new post called Lesson Learned. Each week I will post up a new interesting thing I’ve learned hopefully connecting the rest of the world to pharmacy, but probably not most of the time.

This week, why does it smell so ridiculously awesome after it rains?

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My Top 5 Favorite Drugs

28 06 2010

Ok. So I love drugs, and I know I am a geek. So I sat down and decided to come up with the coolest drugs I have come across.        

5) Statins        

What they are?        

Did you know that Lipitor is the top grossing drug of all time? Or that Simvastatin was the 2nd most prescribe drug of the last year? If you haven’t heard of the statins you must be living under a rock.       

Why they’re cool.         

To me, statins have one of the coolest mechanisms of actions. They block the rate limiting step of cholesterol synthesis, HMG CoA Reductase. But that’s not all. The liver detects the lower levels of cholesterol and in turn it up regulates receptors to grab on to the cholesterol in the blood stream and use it to make bile acids.