Last updateFri, 21 Sep 2018 10am

Which is worse? The disease or the cure

Remember when drugs were Bufferin, Ludens, Pepto Bismol and Geritol?

None embarrassed you if found hanging about for visitors to see. They were even suitable to mention at dinner conversations. Because they didn’t have anything to do with bladder or other bodily leaks.

And you never ever checked to see what was in them, because you believed “Serutan was Natures Spelled Backwards.”  As such, you didn’t have to ask your doctor if it was okay to take “Natures Spelled Backwards” with your Vick’s VapoRub, a repellent so potent it not only muffled your cold symptoms but killed most flying insects. Regimes were all simple and safe at any age.


Today, you have to make sure Vick’s VapoRub doesn’t react with your Riskall medication or you could find your nose starting to point toward your ear.

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