Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today's Macro Photograph. Medical

These are generic Ibuprofen 200mg gelcaps- Some of the major brand names available in the US are: Advil, Genpril, Ibu, Midol, Motrin, and Nuprin. Ibuprofen belongs to the drug class NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammitory Drug).  Ibuprofen was first developed by a team of British scientists and was patented in 1961. Ibuprofen was first used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the UK in 1969, followed by the US in 1974 and was only available by prescription.  Ibuprofen became available over the counter in the US in 1984 for 200mg doses.  It is estimated that Ibuprofen represents about 20% of all analgesic sales in the US, which is about $1.1 billion. (2008)

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