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Prescription Drug Safety Initiatives: Almost There, Guys!

I picked up my prescription yesterday and noticed that there is a new sticker on the bottle. This one is on the cap and describes the pill. It says:

THIS MEDICATION IS AN OBLONG SHAPED ORANGE CAPSULE AND SAYS "ADDERALL XR" ON THE FRONT AND THE BACK

The pills are indeed orange and capsules. They are not oblong, though, they're just rounded cylinders like other capsules. And they say ADDERALL 20 MG on one side. Since the information was wrong but not clearly horribly wrong, I just took my pill and wrote it off as the usual incompetence. In short, the whole effort was a net negative.

It's also totally great that they put this on the cap, so that when people who take lots of pills open up all of them to put their daily doses in the little pill reminder boxes, they'll put the wrong cap back on later and panic when the small round blue pill that says "HCD 1.6" on it is under the cap that claims large rounded white pills that say "Glucophage".
Tags: andtheonesthatmothergivesyou, bluepill, doom, incompetence, medicine, redpill, sodiumwhat, vicodinsmoothie, whitecoatsandnobrains
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