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May 17, 2014
By MARGARET VALONE , Observer Today

I like this column to be informative. I learned something from last week's column. I'm on a breathing machine twice a day. My medicine that goes with it always comes early. The company usually calls me and checks to see how much I have left. They didn't do that this month, so I called them. I found out they are in Florida and it takes five days for the medicine to arrive. I was going to be two days short. Being practical minded, I figured I had access to this column and maybe one of the readers could fill in the gap and I'd give it back when my medicine came. Sounds logical, right? What I didn't know was that it's illegal to do this. I can't see why. I wasn't going to use outdated medicine, but I can see how people could abuse this. As it happened, I called my regular doctor and he had the drug store send me a puffer that could be used in the interim, so I didn't need anything else. I was fine, but I didn't know if I was going to pass out or pass on. Ha! Anyway I hope you learned something from my experience.



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