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11th Mar '18 2:55:41 PM nombretomado
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* Want to make a doctor, a toxicologist, and a pharmacist howl in laughter together? Show them the toxins and disease table in the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Old WorldOfDarkness game line. It contains such madness as:

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* Want to make a doctor, a toxicologist, and a pharmacist howl in laughter together? Show them the toxins and disease table in the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Old WorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' game line. It contains such madness as:



** No (non-magical) system describes how to cure these diseases, nor what might be possible with mundane medicine that should be available to the majority of characters in the WorldOfDarkness.

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** No (non-magical) system describes how to cure these diseases, nor what might be possible with mundane medicine that should be available to the majority of characters in the WorldOfDarkness.''World of Darkness''.
9th Mar '18 2:36:00 PM TompaDompa
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* In Creator/AlbertBrooks' ''Real Life'' (1979), a veterinarian requests "two and a half percent halothane " twice during surgery. The nurse administers five percent halothane, and the horse dies. Interpreting a repeated request of a dosage as a request to double the dose makes some sense when the drug is administered in discrete doses (it could be interpreted as a request to iterate the administration of the drug), but halothane is a continuously administered inhalation anaesthetic. Moreover, since the mistake was discovered immediately, they could've simply lowered the concentration at once in order to avoid giving the poor horse a fatal overdose.
28th Jan '18 8:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''MidsomerMurders'': In one episode an old lady took a large amount of pills, wrote a suicide letter, had tea and then confessed to everything to the detectives before oh-so-conveniently dying before she could be arrested.

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* ''MidsomerMurders'': ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In one episode an old lady took a large amount of pills, wrote a suicide letter, had tea and then confessed to everything to the detectives before oh-so-conveniently dying before she could be arrested.
5th Dec '17 10:00:31 AM Veanne
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* [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57468876-10391704/fda-mandates-drugmakers-to-provide-more-painkiller-education-for-doctors-patients/ This article on prescription opiate abuse]]. "The government's risk management plan is specific to extended release versions of opioid drugs, which come in both pill and patch forms and are designed to give long-lasting effects. That potency carries serious risks when patients abuse them as stimulants." CriticalResearchFailure meets this trope meets InsaneTrollLogic meets MarijuanaIsLSD and they all had GRatedSex to produce this. Anyone taking an opiate as a stimulant will be sorely and sadly disappointed. Or, you know, just tos away their troubles and sink into the [[OpiumDen pipe dream]].

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* [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57468876-10391704/fda-mandates-drugmakers-to-provide-more-painkiller-education-for-doctors-patients/ This article on prescription opiate abuse]]. "The government's risk management plan is specific to extended release versions of opioid drugs, which come in both pill and patch forms and are designed to give long-lasting effects. That potency carries serious risks when patients abuse them as stimulants." CriticalResearchFailure meets this trope meets InsaneTrollLogic meets MarijuanaIsLSD and they all had GRatedSex to produce this. Anyone taking an opiate as a stimulant will be sorely and sadly disappointed. Or, you know, just tos toss away their troubles and sink into the [[OpiumDen pipe dream]].
5th Dec '17 9:59:56 AM Veanne
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* [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57468876-10391704/fda-mandates-drugmakers-to-provide-more-painkiller-education-for-doctors-patients/ This article on prescription opiate abuse]]. "The government's risk management plan is specific to extended release versions of opioid drugs, which come in both pill and patch forms and are designed to give long-lasting effects. That potency carries serious risks when patients abuse them as stimulants." CriticalResearchFailure meets this trope meets InsaneTrollLogic meets MarijuanaIsLSD and they all had GRatedSex to produce this. Anyone taking an opiate as a stimulant will be sorely and sadly disappointed.

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* [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57468876-10391704/fda-mandates-drugmakers-to-provide-more-painkiller-education-for-doctors-patients/ This article on prescription opiate abuse]]. "The government's risk management plan is specific to extended release versions of opioid drugs, which come in both pill and patch forms and are designed to give long-lasting effects. That potency carries serious risks when patients abuse them as stimulants." CriticalResearchFailure meets this trope meets InsaneTrollLogic meets MarijuanaIsLSD and they all had GRatedSex to produce this. Anyone taking an opiate as a stimulant will be sorely and sadly disappointed. Or, you know, just tos away their troubles and sink into the [[OpiumDen pipe dream]].
4th Dec '17 5:18:58 PM nombretomado
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** But then [[CrankHighVoltage the sequel]] kind of dismisses all that.

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** But then [[CrankHighVoltage [[Film/CrankHighVoltage the sequel]] kind of dismisses all that.
22nd Nov '17 5:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'', Bustamante [[http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=332 implies acetaminophen is a stimulant]]; shady as he is, there's nothing to suggest he's wrong about this. There's also some ConspiracyTheory overtones when Seamus recommends an "[[http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=710 old remedy]]" for ''post-traumatic stress disorder'' drawn [[SpiceRackPanacea entirely from the supplement shelf]] (accompanied by cannabis, but this is explicitly his idea, not part of the "old remedy").

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* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'', Bustamante [[http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=332 implies acetaminophen is a stimulant]]; shady as he is, there's nothing to suggest he's wrong about this. There's also some ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory overtones when Seamus recommends an "[[http://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=710 old remedy]]" for ''post-traumatic stress disorder'' drawn [[SpiceRackPanacea entirely from the supplement shelf]] (accompanied by cannabis, but this is explicitly his idea, not part of the "old remedy").
10th Nov '17 11:52:26 AM Malady
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Related to ArtisticLicenseBiology and ArtisticLicenseMedicine. See also ThisIsYourIndexOnDrugs and ToxicTropes. ThatOldTimePrescription is a subversion. A visit to {{Erowid}} is often recommended as an antidote to this in regard to many drugs.

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Related to ArtisticLicenseBiology and ArtisticLicenseMedicine. See also ThisIsYourIndexOnDrugs and ToxicTropes. ThatOldTimePrescription is a subversion. A visit to {{Erowid}} Website/{{Erowid}} is often recommended as an antidote to this in regard to many drugs.
1st Oct '17 1:07:00 PM Piterpicher
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Ah, the wonderful world of medications, drugs, and poisons. Staples of Murder Mysteries and Medical Dramas, and not too infrequently plot devices in Science Fiction (hard or otherwise). Sadly though, there are some writers who never seem to do their homework on the substances in question. Books, screenplays, etc. from such writers often cause those knowledgable of such things to want to ask, "Dude, what have you been smoking?" The absolute worst examples may lead to [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs being]] KilledOffForReal.

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Ah, the wonderful world of medications, drugs, and poisons. Staples of Murder Mysteries and Medical Dramas, and not too infrequently plot devices in Science Fiction (hard or otherwise). Sadly though, there are some writers who never seem to do their homework on the substances in question. Books, screenplays, etc. from such writers often cause those knowledgable of such things to want to ask, "Dude, what have you been smoking?" The absolute worst examples may lead to [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs being]] KilledOffForReal.
20th Sep '17 6:16:53 PM TheDocCC
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* Want to make a doctor, a toxicologist, and a pharmacist howl in laughter together? Show them the toxins and disease table in the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Old WorldOfDarkness game line. It contains such madness as:
** Methanol is a relatively benign poison, and less dangerous than tear gas (Real world: untreated methanol poisoning will blind you and/or kill you, and even treated it just might)
** You resolve whether or not you get cancer with a roll that takes place in a single turn (3 sec)
** The difficulty of catching a disease and the difficulty of fighting it off are the same, so a lethal disease is always easy to catch, while highly transmissible, not-too-painful diseases don't exist
** Fouled water is a thing. Don't ask what that is, how it's fouled, or with what it's fouled.
** Ebola is apparently airborne, since it must be avoided with methods similar to avoiding a cloud of poison gas.
** OneDoseFitsAll is absolutely in effect.
** It is just as easy to catch HIV as it is leprosy.
** No (non-magical) system describes how to cure these diseases, nor what might be possible with mundane medicine that should be available to the majority of characters in the WorldOfDarkness.
** The game explicitly states that there is no way to do anything but treat the effects of a toxin, when several on the list have literal exact antidotes.
** Somehow, in the middle of an opiod epidemic in the United States, in a cartoonishly simple list of toxins, narcotics are nowhere to be seen.
** Somehow, in the middle of an epidemic of deaths from synthetic marijuana in the United States and virtually no cases of death attributed to old-fashioned marijuana, the chart collapses both into just THC.
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