Friday, June 12, 2009

Why are there no Aspirin in the Jungle?

Well, the lack of pharmacists/chemists in true 'jungle' areas means that they can't be purchased there, which will limit numbers. However, statistically some will be mistakenly left by explorers or other visitors to the area as Aspirin is useful in the jungle as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication, as well as having an anti-coagulate effect.

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  1. Actually, the main issues behind the absence of aspirin in the jungle are a chronic lack of investment in medical facilities by local governments, years of misappropriation by local warlords of funds designated for healthcare, apathy in the UN, and lack of co-ordinated action by global charities. I don't really think that this is a subject suitable for flippant treatment. Actually.

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  2. Because the parrots-eat-em-all

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    1. i don't get it|!please explain

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  3. It would not economically viable to sell pharmaceuticals in a largely un populated area.

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