Kirkkitsch’s Blog

Schtuff I Learned Last Week
February 22, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life

Smiley Piercing – I’d never heard of this type of piercing before, until I saw one. Personally, like so many things people are piercing these days, this one sounds like a nightmare (and a pain in the ass).

Expired OTC Meds – A friend recently got ill and I was telling her about my cure-all: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough (the purple one). So, I went home to grab some of mine and noticed that it was “expired” by a few months (another medicine I also recommended was more like 8 months). I hear SO much drama over expiration dates on food & medicine, I thought I’d check online and see what the consensus was. Here’s what I found, according to Harvard Medical School: It turns out that the expiration date on a drug does stand for something, but probably not what you think it does. Since a law was passed in 1979, drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date on their products. This is the date at which the manufacturer can still guarantee the full potency and safety of the drug. Continue reading