I make a terrible patient. I ask a ton of questions, I check myriads of connections, and I’m fixated on finding the root cause – a behavior that tends to drive nuts many clinicians. I do the same for my patients, however.
I was used to reading about a few side effect reports here and there and then wait decades to have enough cases to draw a conclusion. Facebook is different: I encounter dozens of reports every day as I get online. If I ask for clarification the reply comes right away with plenty of details and often pictures too!
Like any history, drug-making history is ruthless and savage. There is no strong, handsome prince finding any beautifully kind princess to live happily every after! The reality is cruel and bloody, all in the name of achieving wealth and control.
Life allowed me to wear many hats, play several roles and pose in sometimes ridiculous postures. None, however, gave me the confidence of having it mastered in a previous life like the time I impersonated a medieval sorceress.
Metformin is thought to have prevented more cancer deaths than any other drug in the history of mankind!