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Michael Franks


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  • Take your medicine with snakesSubscription

    11 SEP 2015

    Recently I received a prescription for Creon capsules and the dose was take two with meals and one with snakes. When a family member of the patient picked up the medicine I pointed out that the patient must have a strange diet because I would have thought it should be one taken with snacks rather than snakes. He laughed and said she only eats one rattlesnake per day! Michael Franks London

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    10 SEP 2014

    I read with interest your learning article on gout (The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2014;293:182). However, I am rather confused over the reference to using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the treatment of acute gout. I was always under the impression that ibuprofen should not be used in the treatment of acute gout but in the article the a

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