The 10 Weirdest Drug Stories of the Month

Last Updated Feb 26, 2010 4:35 PM EST

Hitler's sex life! Antidepressants are just like heroin! A cure for "dumdum fever"! It all happened in February 2010:
  1. Adolf Hitler took primitive Viagra Dictator, 55, took injections of testosterone and a cocktail made from the semen and prostate glands of young bulls to give him enough mojo for Eva Braun, then 32.
  2. Some patients think diabetes drug metformin stinks like dead fish Docs baffled as to why no one mentioned this earlier.
  3. AIDS vaccines wear off over time Another rock rolls downhill in Sisyphean fight against HIV.
  4. Lilly CEO gave execs ticking timebombs as gifts OK, so they weren't actually bombs. But they were clocks counting down the days to when Zyprexa implodes when it goes off-patent in 2011. Subtle!
  5. Suffocating head lice works, a new study shows. Now all we have to do is figure out how to keep your head in a vacuum for a week and we're really onto something.
  6. 35% of all drugs in the Middle East are fake Syrians bust massive counterfeit ring.
  7. Dumdum fever, your days are numbered! Weird disease of the month: Unpleasantly fatal disease spread by the sand fly can be stopped by Gilead (GILD)'s AmBisome drug.
  8. Addictive anti-anxiety drugs use same pathway as heroin Yet another thing to worry about for those patients, then?
  9. Even if you dispose of old drugs properly they still end up in drinking water File under: No good deed goes unpunished.
  10. New piglet castration drug approved Memo to Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer (PFE): That's enough pig castration drugs for now, thank you.
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