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Feb. 19, 2008 at 5:31pm

No. Way.

(yeah, I think it's true.)

saw a commercial on TV as I surfed and folded.

Some sort of something,?, drug-type,?, For women,?, called "vaniga" ?

I swear to god, it took my brain, like, 7 seconds to read that word, because I wanted to comprehend it as something else.

comments [13]  |  posted under guh?, TV, wtf?


by izenmania on 2/19/2008 @ 5:40pm
There's vaniqa, a topical hair-removal cream...

You'd think they would have looked at at it and gone "hmm... something seems off". Unless they only ever saw it in capital letters until it was too late.

by jenyum on 2/19/2008 @ 6:37pm
saw something yesterday for some sort of digestive drug called, I kid you not "Assifex" Or at least, something pronounced exactly that way. I think drug companies are desperate to make us hit rewind on the tivo.

Ok just looked it up the actual name is "Asiphex"

not much better!

by jcbetty on 2/19/2008 @ 7:14pm
um, yeah. We need to start scraping the bottom of some other barrel for meds names. (and ya think as they sat around the boardroom table, they all snickered like 5th grade boys in health class? On both meds' accounts??)

by AP on 2/19/2008 @ 7:21pm
It is interesting indeed wondering where the heck these names come from. Most are a shlamozzel of x's, y's, and z's, sounding like some character from Star Trek (see: Zyrtec) OR they are something creepy like Anusol, Asiphex or Vaniqa, which leads to consumer placing upside down on the counter when purchasing.

When will the prescription med be liberated? I'm suddenly overtaken by visions of Tacomic-esque spin on Schoolhouse Rock classic: "I'm Just a Pill".

by jcbetty on 2/19/2008 @ 7:51pm

I'm just picturing an elderly Texan-type woman, asking for, "That Vagina hair pill?" or, some manly guy going, "uh, yeah, I'd like summa that ass effects stuff?"

by thriceallamerican on 2/19/2008 @ 7:59pm
At least they're finally done with the vaguely musical-sounding names: Clarinex, Allegra, etc. (Seems like there's at least one more, but I'm coming up blank...)

by AP on 2/19/2008 @ 8:27pm
Viagra? Anyone?

by tacomachickadee on 2/19/2008 @ 9:36pm
Laughing. Too. Hard.


by thriceallamerican on 2/19/2008 @ 10:11pm
Finally remembered the third "vaguely musical sounding drug": Cymbalta.

by jcbetty on 2/20/2008 @ 11:50am
Yep. that musical sounding names thing was oh-so-very "When consultants have too much time on their hands and get into pharmeceutical companies' pockets"

Viagra shoulda' been, if using nomenclature rules like "Vaniq(g)a" and "Asiphex" "Eyrunshapht". Or something.

It's all kinda'... goofy, anyway... Like, why on earth do we have prescriptions being advertised, followed by all the "anal leakage and nausea" -etc etc etc-- side-effects?? Shouldn't docs figure out what you need based on symptoms, and just prescribe the magic little pills?

(again, I dunno.)

by AP on 2/21/2008 @ 4:05pm
I wonder how much time doctors waste on an average day now? "No, Mr. Johnson, Viagra will not fix your leakage problem caused by Asiphex."

by thriceallamerican on 2/21/2008 @ 4:15pm
Remember back when drug commercials weren't allowed to say what the drug did? So you got random unexplained commercials where you were told to ask your doctor about Rogaine, or even more cryptic ones where some guy climbed a mountain and yelled "Zyrtec" at the top... Yeah, glad they can at least tell you wtf they're talking about these days. But I'm sure it's still annoying to be a doctor and have a bunch of TV saturated idiots trying to self-prescribe.

by jcbetty on 2/21/2008 @ 7:41pm
oh, God, the mountain/hike/natural field of daisies(grass, hay-or insert field type item here) ads with benignly smiling middle-aged male and female individuals... It's like you never know whether it's some new birth control, allergy med, or antidepressant/antipsychotic/anti-aging drug.... Yeah, give me the Ass F/X digestive drug ad anyday... Or even Vagina...

(actually, I wonder what percentage of a doc's day is patients, these days, and what percentage is dealing with insurance or getting courted by pharmaceutical reps?)


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