News That Will Drive You To Drink

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“Oh, gross,” said the fish

Even America’s fish are on drugs:

(CNN)Bonefish off the coast of Florida have tested positive for a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, including anti-depressants and blood pressure medications, according to a new study.

…Researchers took blood and tissue samples from 93 bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018, when the study started. They found each bonefish had an average of seven pharmaceuticals present, including blood pressure medications, antidepressants, prostate treatment medications, antibiotics and pain relievers, according to the release. One fish had a total of 17 different pharmaceuticals in its tissues.

They didn’t have a co-pay.

All kidding aside: medical waste and pollution are serious problems. I don’t know if people eat bonefish, but you should be cautious if you do, that’s a soup of interactions to contend with, and it’s likely in other fish in the same waters.

We are killing the planet.

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10 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Oneofthebobs says:

    Fish with low blood pressure and an absence of depression will be better equipped to handle this.

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    Not just medical concoctions from the various pharmacies, but Covid is also present. It comes from the feces of infected persons, so the marine life have to deal with Covid as well. As an aside, It was Oregon State University that pioneered the procedure…

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    • They are finally going to start monitoring the city wastewater stream here for Covid, to get a sense of community transmission. The University’s been doing that since they re-opened the residence halls at the UA since they reopened them

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  3. Prairie Bob says:

    That explains the four hour erection after eating Long John Silvers. Sorry.

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    • Jimmy T says:

      I first read that as Long Dong Silver (has nothing to do with Justice Thomas) but the British porn star who actually has a Wikipedia page, and no I won’t link to it you perverts…


  4. roket says:

    Waste Water Treatment Plants aren’t designed to remove medications from the water. You’ll probably get the same results from fish from major rivers and any lake that has a WWTP that dumps into it.


  5. revzafod says:

    Damn those old fart retirees in Florida, dumping their excess meds down the drain!


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