Tag Archives: drug names

Sci-fi/fantasy name? Or prescription drug?

My latest article for TheWeek.com is a quiz. It’s a really hard quiz (but also fun):

Quiz: Drug brand or sci-fi name?

But after the quiz I explain just why it’s so hard to tell them apart. So do it… and live long and fill that prescription!

10 strange drug names

As a companion piece to my piece from last week, “How do prescription drugs get such crazy names?”, I also wrote a piece focusing on ten of the crazier generic names for prescription drugs. It’s up live now on TheWeek.com:

10 crazy prescription drug names

The dark magic of drug generic names

My latest article for TheWeek.com is about the generic names for drugs and where they come from:

How do prescription drugs get such crazy names?

Inspired by the topic, I made a video for your entertainment: