Jugoremedia (translation - 'Southern Remedies')

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2.5 Lorazepam

I'd just like to ask - WHY does this image appear in the 'Pharmer's Phollies' section of images?

What is odd, strange, or otherwise not quite 'right' about it to qualify it for inclusion in what is meant to be a place for 'wacky' - your words, not mine - images from the pharma world...

JUGOREMEDIA, sadly no more, made superb quality generics, as was the general case in Communist-era E European countries; I myself would, before the fall of Ceausescu, pay an incredible amount of money for diazepam TERAPIA (State Pharma Company now majority-owned by RANBAXY) and Labormed 'Az1' alprazolam 1mg - that company's other top class generic being 5mg NITRAZEPAM... they are also one of the only companies who make nitrazepam in 2,5mg strength for the elderly, but avoid their dreadful medazepam 10mg and bromazepam, which are execrable. Az1 alprazolam cost PENNIES and I rate them better than 90% of generics - they are unimaginably strong and high quality for the price!

But as usual I digress.

Jugoremedia's lorazepam... the only slightly odd thing about them is the colour of their 2,5mg tabs - a dark blue, with a large '2,5' on obverse and a single score on reverse. VERY similar to Lek LORAM. The thing is that in Slovenia and Serbia, that strength of lorazepam has always bee blue. 90% of 2,5mg are YELLOW (Metwest UK are PINK); is that the reason for such inclusion there? I see no other reason. Hemopharm are also blue but lighter. Here in the UK the lowest strength, 1mg, are in general blue, as are the original Wyeth, now Pfizer, proprietary brand, which are dependent on which country you are in are branded TEMESTA, TAVOR or ATIVAN - I believe that the last named is the US brand. Most of W Europe use TEMESTA. They are absolutely identical to Jugoremedia tablets but for their yellow colour. Oh, and whereas TEMESTA, ATIVAN &c are flat and bevelled, Jugoremedia were, and Loram ARE, biconvex.

I know the image is 10 years old but if the member who posted it is still around, please can you explain why such a normal and very high quality drug with a normal blister in the normal strength was entered into that image group?

Many thanks. I have been scratching my head thinking I missed something but my Srpski is good and there are no spelling mistakes or anything which would lead me to believe that anything was wacky!