first - thank god for spell check. I can't spell pharmaceuticals correctly no matter what. I try and try.
anyhoo, a member of the Delphi forums posted a question about medications utilizing corn and I became intrigued. like a dog with a bone I made google my bitch and found this bit of fun:
now, that there is a list of all the drugs that have just the word corn somewhere in their descriptive information. sometimes it's a reference to corn syrup and sometimes it's a reference to an ingredient being derived from corn. but it's 230 different drugs. sweet moses! i'm actually tempted to type all 230 of those out into a spreadsheet and then do a search for all of the other hundreds of corn names (dextros, maltodextrin, glycerine,etc.) to see how big I can get this list.
that endeavor would be incredibly satisfying (as I love spreadsheets), but I would likely end up in a ball on the floor crying for the poor families who have to figure out how to medically treat their children who are allergic to 90% of the medications available and are dealing with a hospital and pediatric staff who know bupkis about allergies.
*shakes fist at sky*