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[IP] FDA approval - who cares?
My endocrinologist feels the same way. Why should the FDA have to 'approve'
any type of insulin for use in a pump? And for that matter, why should
If it doesn't work, then by golly we'll pump something different. If it
works, then why should the FDA be involved at all?
BTW, I feel the same way about the Rx-requirement for Humalog. Sheesh, once
I get my drool-cup in place, it's OK for me to wander down to the pharmacy
and buy syringes without an Rx, and any kind of insulin I might possibly
like the looks of (except for Humalog). After that, I can moronically
proceed to inject myself with whatever dose grabs my fancy, including one
large enough to verify the law of natural selection. Or I can use another
nice over-the-counter non-Rx medication, like bleach for instance.
But it's verboten for me to buy Humalog without an Rx, just to protect me
from myself. So why don't I need an Rx for Clorox?
At 10:58 2/9/98 +0000, Michael wrote:
>> That's what I find funny - the doctors I know started using it for
>> most patients as soon as it came out even though it isn't approved.
>> The general feeling seems to be that it is working well - and the
>> doctors will continue to use it even though it is not on the approved
>> list for many of the ways it is being used.
>As I understand it, ordinary insulin was not approved for use in
>pumps when pumps first came out. So people used the pump and bought
>'regular un-approved insulin' and went ahead and 'pumped'.
>Personally, I don't see what difference it makes how you stick it in
>your body. Conceivably, you could take an injection every 15 minutes
>or so and that would be "approved". Dumb.....
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