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Published: September 19th 2010
The stuff consumers don't see!
Hello again all! Not too much going on in my life since I last updated you, I had a bit of a bug (aching muscles, sore throat, headache, and a little feverish) and was off work for 2 days but I’m almost over it now and will be back at work on Monday.
I went to the doctor a few days ago and was quite surprised how cheap it was, $55NZ for the consult with lasted about 30 minutes and was prescribed a weeklong course of antibiotics (Amoxicillin + Clavulanic) and a lot of painkillers (100 Paracetamol ! Like I’d ever use all of them) and sent me on my way. So a weeks course of amoxicillin is 3 pills a day, once every meal, totalling 21 pills and guess how much it cost… $3! That goes for the painkillers too $3 for 100. Originally they cost $12.14 for the antibiotics and $7.10 for the Paracetamol but with the government subsidy it only ends up costing $3 a pop. I can’t help but think that antibiotics must cost more back home, anyone have to run a weeks course on the recently have the cost in mind?
other news, I tried some vegemite for the first and last time today. It’s some vile salty stuff that has the consistency of tar mixed with peanut butter (and kind of looks like it too). The pictures of Tim, Lisa, and myself will attest to how nasty the stuff was. At least we can say that we gave it a shot and had a sample (even if it was just a tiny bit) of one of the worlds most vitamin B rich substances known to man.
That’s all for now but take my word for it, seriously
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