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    bioequivalence of generic drugs

    The recent article in the NY Times regarding the equivalency of generic drugs specifically noted that the concern is primarily for drugs prescribed for cardiovascular conditions, such as digoxin for...
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    Sticky: another website

    The author of accessiblebarcelona.com is Craig Grimes, a paraplegic who also has a new site for traveling in the UK, as well as some other accessible destinations in other countries. It is...
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    Sticky: Barcelona, part 2

    The website accessiblebarcelona.com shows pictures of the Ayre Hotel Caspe, which is in a quiet residential area near all the major attractions. It had a roll-in shower, and the hotel staff were the...
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    Sticky: Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of the most accessible cities in Europe now. For the Olympics and Paralympics in 2000 curb cuts were installed at EVERY crosswalk. Most buses have lifts, and the taxi drivers let me...
  5. Thread: Scuba diving

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    I was one of the first graduates of the...

    I was one of the first graduates of the Handicapped Scuba Program in the early eighties, run by Jim Gatacre in San Clemente. I am also a complete t-6 para. Over the years hundred of paras and quads...
  6. Thread: Curacao?

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    I changed planes there a few years back on way to...

    I changed planes there a few years back on way to Bonaire. A rude customs official came up to me and demanded that I show my passport. When I arrived in Bonaire, my suitcase had been broken into and...
  7. Please do not be so quick to repeat the claim...

    Please do not be so quick to repeat the claim that opiates do not have a place in the treatment of SCI neuropathic pain. Many of us with long-term injuries have had to listen to this DEA-fueled...
  8. Dear Rev: please don't patronize me; I've been a...

    Dear Rev: please don't patronize me; I've been a pharmacist for over 35 years who has tried all medications, and other modalities. I am not having a problem with my prescriptions, including an...
  9. In summary, neuropathic pain is a very common and...

    In summary, neuropathic pain is a very common and unsolved problem. In Germany, one study alone identified over a quarter million people who have neuropathic and suggested that this population is not...
  10. pain treatment in Washington state

    Until I read this article two years ago in the Seattle Times I wondered why it has become increasingly more difficult to find MDs who will prescribe pain meds since I moved up to Washington state to...
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    lespaul, an awesome avatar, illustrating what the...

    lespaul, an awesome avatar, illustrating what the pain, always there, burning you inside and out. best illustration of what this chronic neuropathic pain is like, never ending, like hell on earth....
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    Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opiate....

    Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opiate. Buprenorphine is a List II drug of the Opium Law, though special rules and guidelines apply to its prescription and dispensation. In the USA, it has been a...
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    After 33 years of paralysis with chronic, burning...

    After 33 years of paralysis with chronic, burning pain, I can relate to all the posts on this thread. As a retired pharmacist who is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy I waited for years to see...
  14. Air travel with Skin-Bond, Turbot cement, etc.

    Has anyone had recent experiences with TSA or other airport personnel regarding carrying urostomy sealer cement products like Skin-Bond or Turbot cement or any other catheter liquid adhesives? Since...
  15. Thread: Portland OR

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    I just returned from a week traveling in Oregon. ...

    I just returned from a week traveling in Oregon. I was dismayed that most of the motels have converted their beds to the high platform type. In the first stop, at the Holiday Inn at Jantzen Beach...
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    Hypertension and old SCI

    I have been paralyzed for 31 years, T-2 complete, and for 30 of those years my bp was always around 90 over 60. In the past year my bp has ranged from 130 over 85 to 160 over 92. I cannot find any...
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    It gets worse. 31 years post injury, secondary to...

    It gets worse. 31 years post injury, secondary to gsw at t-2 from armed robbery (I was the one being robbed.) I've tried every medication (analgesics, anticonvulsants, etc.) and every other modality...
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    Washington Post column on air travel

    The Washington Post online edition, washingtonpost.com, has a column for disabled issues. On Monday, July 30, their columnist Ms. Loose asked for comments from disabled readers about airlines, the...
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