Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Take Orally

It's amazes me how people can be so dumb. I've always wondered why the words "take orally" are printed on a bottle of birth control pills. My thought is, 'How else would you take them?' Twenty years ago "take orally" was not printed on the bottle label. My curiosity got the better of me, so I asked my Ob-Gyn.

My doctor told me he prescribed birth control pills to one of his patients because she didn't want to get pregnant (which is the usual, but not only reason "the pill" is prescribed). Three months later, she found out she was going to have a baby and tried to sue him. Turns out she inserted the pill vaginally rather than taking them orally!

Are people dumber now than they were 20 years ago or do they just have no common sense whatsoever? It just goes to show you, don't assume anything and CYA. By the way, the case was thrown out of court. I'm sure the A.M.A. lawyers had a field day with that one. I sure did.


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an old joke:

Guy goes to the doctor and slaps a package of pills down on the desk in disgust, saying: For all the good these suppositories did me, I couldda shoved 'em up my ... !

Pam said...

Letters...love your joke! It's the reverse of "take orally" and probably really happened. Thanks for taking the time to comment.