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  1. Foxy52

    Spiriva

    Thanks Bob I'll check out the Indian generic, as Fascino didn't have any this morning and I had pay top dollar at the Ram.
  2. Foxy52

    Spiriva

    I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a generic version, as I remember writing the tiotropium Asian launch materials for Boehringer-Ingelheim in the mid-1990s. Drug patents rarely last more than 12 years or so
  3. Foxy52

    Spiriva

    Thanks I'll check out Fascino tomorrow as I bought my BP monitor at the one opposite Maharaja hospital last month and they seemed well-stocked. One month's supply cost over THB5K at the Ram, including the inhaler, so hopefully it'll be a bit less elsewhere. Those 'pharmacies' I mentioned seem to be more interested in flogging face cream and skin whiteners to Chinese tourists, but I suppose that's where the money's to be made hereabouts.
  4. Foxy52

    Spiriva

    Does anyone please know where I can buy Spiriva (tiotropium bromide 18 mg) inhalation capsules? Just been to those three so-called pharmacies at Tha Pae gate, none of which, including Boots, had it. I have an appointment at CM Ram tomorrow, but m reluctant to buy it there s they charge like a wounded rhinoceros. Thank you
  5. I believe sleeping pills and/or excessive alcohol are also significant risk factors for DVT on long journeys
  6. It would be interesting to read your definition of "riff-raff", please elaborate. One is not at all sure one doesn't fit the profile which, if so, would be gratifying, since you clearly consider yourself to be somewhat superior to the common detritus, and one wouldn't wish to be tarred with the same brush as you. That would have been me 40 years ago when, as an impoverished backpacker, I was turfed out of Malaysia for staying in in unlicensed guesthouse on Batu Ferringhi beach. Am now a (slightly) more respectable elderly gent on a retirement visa. Bottom line I think is that if you can't afford to fly, you aren't high on their list of priorities and maybe even approaching person non grata status
  7. Looks like they're trying to exclude to riff-raff and not before time
  8. No better - there was no ring road in 1978 and the traffic around the moat was appalling; could take half an hour to cross the road
  9. First came here in 1978. Loved it then and love it now. The most noticeable difference is that the traffic around the moat is a lot better these days
  10. Reminds me of the old joke: What's the difference between Mick Jagger and a New Zealander? Mick says 'Hey you get off of my cloud' New Zealander says 'Hey McCleod, get off of my ewe'
  11. Foxy52

    Is "Farang" Derogatory?

    This again? <deleted>
  12. Foxy52

    Blood pressure monitor

    Thanks for all suggestions - just bought a new Omron from one of those multiple health-related stores opposite Maharaja Nakorn Hospital for THB1,750
  13. I once attended a mandatory 18-hour first aid course given by the St John's Ambulance Brigade. When a doctor came to examine us, we were told to remember the CPR but forget everything else and if possible call an ambulance. "These St John's people mean well, but if you go bandaging people up and so on, you'll likely do more harm than good," he said in front of our instructor.
  14. Foxy52

    Blood pressure monitor

    After 25 years of daily use, by Omron M4 blood sphygmomanometer finally died. Can anyone recommend a new model and where I might buy it? Thank you
  15. Foxy52

    Raining in Chiang Mai

    Can hear distant thunder at ThaPae gate, which is a nice change from the howling of the pst few days
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