Thanks so much for posting this, Dr. Fudin. As an Ehlers-Danlos patient with a keen interest in science, it frustrates me when people can’t get their facts right. If Vicodin is the same thing as heroin, then we might as well say that Maxalt (rizatriptan benzoate) is the same thing as a tricyclic antidepressant because both can contribute to serotonin syndrome. The website for the PBS documentary “The Botany of Desire” outlined the chemical differences between different kinds of opiates quite clearly; interested readers might want to check it out. (I can’t find a link, though.) I have never taken hydrocodone, but I used to use Tylenol w/ codeine in the past for acute pain. Now that I live in New York, I can’t even get a prescription for that. As a result, I’ve had to make a prescription for 20 Tylenol 3 stretch over the course of a year and a half. Some people would be gracious and say that they would never wish their pain on their worst enemy, but if my enemy worked for the FDA, I certainly would. Maybe it would provoke a change of perspective. Thank you for your advocacy.
Olive Kilifi, Al McFarland, Samu Manoa, Thretton Palamo, and Blaine Scully are just a few Eagles unavailable for selection to this summer's four rankings tests. Beginning with a June 10 Tier One international against Ireland at Red Bull Arena and a June 17 matchup with Georgia in Kennesaw, Ga. , the Eagles will face Canada in a two-match aggregate series for World Cup qualification. Hamilton, Ontario, is hosting the first leg June 24, while University of San Diego's Torero Stadium will be the site of the deciding match July 1.