Post-War Pig Insecurities

What could be sadder than Prolon-induced pig anxiety? Perhaps hooves clutching a wishbone of a fellow creature? Who cares? Hitler is dead!

All of today’s ads come to us from the summer of 1946, when the country was just beginning to get back on her feet. The war was in the past, and so was hog bristle. In this new age, science was the winner, and pigs vs prophylactic Prolon made good copy.

But not as good as a head of youthful, vibrant, slick hair that caught a young lady’s eye. Watch as his locks emanate vitality.

Good night, nurse! He could inspect my rigging any day.

And speaking of crushes, why not try Orange Crush, filled with the juice of tree-ripened Valencia oranges? Yes, that’s right. Actual juice in the bottle, as well as pulp!

Not a fan of orange? Then pause to refresh with Hires. Cheers to silly puns! Now let me dig, woman.

Not a soda person? Maybe a Bloody Mary is in your future. Make it sing with A-1, the dash that makes the dish!

After all that imbibing, it’s time to wind down, head to the parlor, and listen to some Big Band on the Crosley radio. Perhaps make room for a cooling after-dinner mint. Everyone’s heard of Richardson’s mints. U-All-No!

Kills pests and you, too

July 1946

I’m sorry, what? Did you just say “won’t harm humans”? That’s right, folks. Our friend DDT was approved by the FDA in 1945 as safe, safe, safe. And we believed them because the FDA was supposed to research and vet and do all its due diligence. But sometimes, you have to wait years for awful, carcinogenic side effects to creep up. And they did! The FDA waited until 1972 to put the ix-nay on it. So maybe think twice next time the government mandates/forces/strongly encourages you to trust the FDA, especially if they’re in a hurry.

At least it killed silverfish, like it promised.

Companies don’t often know exactly what they’re peddling, and collateral damage happens. Just remember, no entity or person (despite funding the NIH and Wuhan lab) has all the answers. Some things take years to uncover.

Let’s just be happy that the FDA does eventually recall items, often due to “undeclared allergens” but also to being packaged in what appear to be drink containers. Didn’t they know that before they sent them out? It’s important to keep Americans safe. So how often do they recall? Always. In fact, a month doesn’t go by that they don’t recall items. Let’s look at just a portion of what was recalled over three months just this year:

July 2021 FDA Recalls

  • GENOSYL DS; Nitric Oxide Delivery System has been recalled by Vero Biotech due to software error.
  • Twelve Lots of CHANTIX® (Varenicline) Tablets have been recalled by Pfizer due to N-Nitroso Varenicline content above ADI level.
  • NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® Aerosol Sunscreen Products have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. due to the presence of benzene.
  • Injectable Semorelin / Ipamorelin 3mg and injectable AOD-9604 3mg have been recalled by Innoveix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. due to a lack of sterility assurance.
  • LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra Blood Lead Tests have been recalled by Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. due to risk of falsely low results.
  • Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Assay (M120) has been recalled by Quidel due to risk of false negative results.
  • Angiographic Guidewire Component has been recalled by Medtronic Vascular due to being nonsterile.
  • One Lot of Topotecan Injection 4 mg/4 mL (1 mg/mL) has been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to the presence of particulate matter.
  • Limar Hand Sanitizer Packaged in 4 oz Bottles has been recalled by Ardil Commercial due to being packaged in bottles that resemble drink containers.

June 2021 FDA Recalls

  • Medical Convenience Kits have been recalled by Avid Medical due to risk of fungal contamination.
  • Surgical Procedure Packs have been recalled by DeRoyal Industries due to mislabeled lidocaine.
  • Prairie Wolf Distillery Hand Sanitizer Packed in 16.9 Oz. and 20 Oz Bottles has been recalled by Prairie Wolf Spirits, Inc. due to resembling drink containers.
  • Durisan Non Alcohol Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer products have been recalled by Sanit Technologies LLC d/b/a Durisan due to microbial contamination.
  • Jelco Hypodermic Needle-Pro Fixed Needle Insulin Syringes have been recalled by Smiths Medical due to skewed odd-number line graduation markings on syringe barrels.
  • Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices have been recalled by Philips due to potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam component in these devices.
  • Metformin HCl Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg, have been recalled by Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. due to the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) impurity.
  • Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test has been recalled by Innova Medical Group due to the risk of false test results.
  • FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix (“FiberCel”), Donor Lot Number NMDS210011, has been recalled by Aziyo Biologics, Inc. due to possible post-surgical infection.
  • Alaris Infusion Pump Module 8100 Bezel has been recalled by the Biomed Guys due to possible cracked or separated bezel repair posts.

May 2021 FDA Recalls

  • SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Kit and Leccurate SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Rapid Test Kit (Colloidal Gold Immunochromatography) have been recalled by Lepu Medical Technology due to risk of false results.
  • Alaris Infusion Pump Module 8100 Bezel >has been recalled by Step-Har Medical due to possible separated bezel repair posts.
  • Medical Convenience Kits have been recalled by Medical Action Industries, Inc. 306 due to risk of fungal contamination.
  • VICI VENOUS STENT System and VICI RDS VENOUS STENT System have been recalled by Boston Scientific Corporation due to possible stent migration.
  • Durisan Non Alcohol Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer has been recalled by Sanit Technologies LLC d/b/a Durisan due to bacterial contamination.
  • Assurity™ and Endurity™ Pacemakers have been recalled by Abbott (formally known as “St. Jude Medical”) due to the risk of electrical shortages.
  • Medically Minded Hand Sanitizer has been recalled by Global Sanitizers due to methanol contamination.
  • HeartWare HVAD System Instructions for Use and Patient Manual have been recalled by Medtronic to update safety information.
  • Goose Creek Hand Sanitizer and COCO TKO Hand Sanitizer have been recalled by Scentsational Soaps & Candles, Inc. due to the presence of wood alcohol and other contaminants.
  • DIBAR Labs Hand Sanitizer has been recalled by Dibar Nutricional S. de R.L. De C.V. due to the presence of wood alcohol, or methanol.
  • Levemir®, Tresiba®, Fiasp®, Novolog® and Xultophy® product samples have been recalled by Novo Nordisk due to improper storage temperature conditions.
  • 0.5% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP 30 mL and 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection, USP 30 mL, have been recalled by Hospira, Inc. due to product mislabeling.
  • Sterile Water for Injection, USP, 100 mL, has been recalled by Hospira, Inc. due to the potential presence of particulate matter.

The FDA certainly stays on its toes! Recalling items sounds exhausting.

Thanks to https://mcintyrelaw.com/blog/recent-fda-recall-list for the list.

And thanks to the FDA for recalling DDT.

Medicare For Teens?

1962 Olympia

Sometimes you scroll through a crispy, fresh new yearbook and can’t help but do a doubletake. That’s exactly what I did with this shot this morning. I thought Medicare was a nationwide health insurance program provided for Boomers and the last bit of the Greatest Generation. Evidently, there was another, less complicated Medicare littering drug store shelves like Atherton’s here, during the year Marilyn Monroe was killed by the Mafia committed suicide. Mary, Jackie, and Kaye were in the know about problematic pimples–and Tussy was the answer.

Not ‘Tussin, the cure-all touted by comedian Chris Rock, although one wonders if cough syrup could, in fact, cure outbreaks. Perhaps it could help with “breakthrough” COVID cases?

Nope, this Tussy was targeted at teens, not windpipes. As you can see, Tussy got top billing!

Dunaway Drug Store

Underwood Or Underworld?

LIFE 1949

While a tiger might seem a reach to sell Frosted Flakes, Satan selling pork products make even less sense, especially in 1949, when prayer still existed in public schools. I get it; it’s “deviled” ham, ground and spiced. But I don’t like my ham ground. I like it in thin peppery deli slices, like the ones I purchased this morning.

Deviled eggs, yes. Deviled ham, no.

Canned kipper, tuna, oysters–these I’m fine with. I can see their bony spines. I know it was one sardine I’m eating, not a grind of the worst parts of the pig, processed from 1000 swine into one little can.

Cracked.com reviewed several potted meats, referring to the “coating of newborn-esque vernix” that covered the moist meat (shudders). I hope the reviewer was compensated generously.

I know some of you eat Spam (ground pork shoulder–mostly) but I fear it’s full of hooves and tails. Maybe that’s why Satan makes sense for deviled ham; he has cloven feet. Jesus certainly couldn’t be the pitch man; he never even tasted pork because he was Jewish. And you can’t fashion a newborn manger Jesus out of deviled ham. These could use a little more paprika.

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For Percolator Or Coffee Pot

This Monarch ad reads like Alice in Wonderland meets The Wizard of Oz, in a colorful illustration fit for a children’s book. Who is the target demographic here? Elementary schoolers with a java fix? The ad also references Luke and Lucy, used repeatedly in post-war ads. Luke the Lion was the mascot, offering abundance to a hungry country. In some cases, he was even a magician!

etsy

With his gold crown, tame demeanor and lustrous mane, he quickly became Mom’s favorite dinner guest. Who cares if he’s not the most masculine of cats when his basket is always full of sweet peas and grapefruit juice?

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