When Gorback describes the Tagamet
event as "one of the most disgusting experiences of my career" he's talking about the ethics on the dais.
The drug industry's primary motive, of course, is to increase sales (witness the current mammoth ad campaigns for Tagamet
In exchange for Medco increasing its percentage sales of Tagamet
," the suit says, "SmithKline gave Medco substantial further discounts and/or rebates.
, ordered less often by physicians, costs $66.
An example is SmithKline Beecham and its Tagamet
product for treating ulcers, which afforded it a multiple well above the average for the pharmaceutical group at the time the drug was introduced.
Those drugs include cimetidine (Tagamet
HB), fluconazole, ketoconazole, esomeprazole (Nexium), and others.
As the book looks at the 1980s and 1990s, it highlights Tagamet
(cimetidine), Procardia (nifedipine), Feldene (piroxicam), and Vasotec (enalapril).
Histamine blockers such as Tagamet
and Zantac help, but may not be strong enough to control acid reflux fully.
I would also recommend having her try Zantac 300 mg or Tagamet
400 mg about an hour prior to her event.
Now a generation of doctors has never seen a partial gastrectomy because of the drugs to stop acid production in the stomach - Tagamet
, Zantac and Losec.
Over the years I have tried Tagamet
, Losec and others and am now taking Nizatidine.
Stomach acid helps destroy bacteria, so people who regularly take antacids or drugs like Tagamet
or Zantac are more likely to get food poisoning than people who take them sporadically or not at all.