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Allen Prescription Drug bottle

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005010
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
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Accession Number
014005010
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular transparent clear glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Allen Prescription Druggist
Site Made (City)
Ottawa
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "Allen // OTTAWA // PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" on base "414"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.9
Width
3.4
Depth
2.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chips on base of bottle; minor white residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Medicinal Bottles. Society for Historical Archaeology
The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 41. Chemist and Druggist
Research Facts
This style of bottle was called the 'Knickerbocker Ovals' and the moulds took lettered plates that allowed for the embossing on the bottles.
Mr. John Roberts was one of the pioneer druggists of Canada and a native of Kinross, Scotland and one of the richest druggists in Canada at the time of his death in 1892. A large part of his estate was left to his nephew Mr. J. Roberts Allan, who was associated with his business.
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Yasmin oral birth control

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Dates
2001
circa 2001
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
Accession Number
003003025 a-f
Description
Patient starter pack of Yasmin 28 oral birth control, which consists of (a) a blister pack containing 28 tablets, (b) a wallet to store the blister pack, (c) an information sheet, (d) an information booklet and (e) a day label sheet; all parts are housed in (f) a cardboard box; (a) the blister pack…
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Accession Number
003003025 a-f
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Metabolic and Endocrine
MeSH Heading
Family Planning
Contraceptive Agents, Female
MM= Drugs -- hormones -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Patient starter pack of Yasmin 28 oral birth control, which consists of (a) a blister pack containing 28 tablets, (b) a wallet to store the blister pack, (c) an information sheet, (d) an information booklet and (e) a day label sheet; all parts are housed in (f) a cardboard box; (a) the blister pack consists of a rectangular-shaped clear plastic top with 28 round bubble pockets to house 21 light yellow and 7 white tablets; the corners of the pack are rounded; a piece of foil covers the bottom of the pack and seals the tablets in; the foil has printed information on both sides; the blister pack is stored in (b) a wallet; the wallet consists of a piece of square-shaped grey plastic with flock coating on one side; the wallet is folded in half with the flock-covered side on the outside and a pocket (one flock-coated and one clear plastic) on the two inside flaps; the blister pack fits into either of the inner pockets; the starter pack comes with (c) an information sheet; this is a single sheet of paper, with printed information on both sides, which has been folded several times; the starter pack also comes with (d) an information booklet; this consists of four pieces of printed rectangular-shaped paper that have been folded in half and stapled together at the left side; the booklet has printed information on taking an oral contraceptive; the starter pack also comes with (e) a day label sheet; this is a small rectangular-shaped piece of glossy paper with strips of sticky labels; the labels have all the days of the week listed, with seven strips, so each label starts with a different day of the week; the top label (SUN - SAT) has been stuck onto the top of the blister pack; all pieces are housed in (f) a printed cardboard box; the box is rectangular in shape with flaps at the left and right sides and a flat rectangular piece attached at the top; all sides of the box have printed information on them.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - blister pack - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
b - wallet (folded) - Size: Length 10.0 cm x Width 6.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
c - information sheet (folded) - Size: Length 10.1 cm x Width 5.1 cm x Depth 0.7 cm
d - information booklet - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
e - day label sheet - Size: Length 7.8 cm x Width 4.8 cm
f - cardboard box - Size: Length 11.9 cm x Width 12.5 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Berlex
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
2001
circa 2001
Date Remarks
Information sheet has a date of May 2001
Material
paper: green, purple, white, black
foil: silver, black
plastic: grey, clear
fabric: grey
pills: white, yellow
ink: black; blue; purple; yellow; grey
Inscriptions
(a) Label on the top of the front of the blister pack reads, "SUN MON TUES WED THU FRI SAT"; printed information on the front reads, "START // YASMIN® 28 // (DROSPIRENONE 3.0 MG & ETHINYL ESTRADIAL 0.03 MG)"; printed information on the back of the blister pack reads, "21002 A Lot: // 02/04 Exp: // SAMPLE - NOT FOR SALE // Rx only // Store at 25° c (77° F); with excursions permitted between 15° - 30° C (59° - 86°F) [See USP Controlled // Room Temperature]. // Manufactured for: // Berlex Laboratories, Wayne NJ 07470 // Manufactured in Germany // 3004074"; (b) none; (c) the outer side of the information sheet reads, "YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) // PATIENTS SHOULD BE COUNSELED THAT THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT // PROTECT AGAINST HIV INFECTION (AIDS) AND OTHER SEXUALLY // TRANSMITTED DISEASES. // 6073200"; headings in the information sheet read, "Rx only // BRIEF SUMMARY PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT // YASMIN® 28 TABLETS [listed]'; "HOW TO TAKE THE PILL // IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER // BEFORE YOU START TAKING YOUR PILLS [listed]"; "WHEN TO START THE FIRST PACK OF PILLS [listed]"; "WHAT TO DO DURING THE MONTH [listed]"; "WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS PILLS [listed]"; "DETAILED PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT [listed]"; "INTRODUCTION [listed]"; "EFFECTIVENESS OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES [listed]"; "WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES [listed]"; "OTHER CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE TAKING ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES [listed]"; "RISKS OF TAKING ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES [listed]"; "ESTIMATED RISK OF DEATH FROM A BIRTH CONTROL METHOD OF PREGNANCY [listed]"; "WARNING SIGNALS [listed]"; "SIDE EFFECTS OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES [listed]"; "GENERAL PRECAUTIONS [listed] "HOW TO TAKE THE PILL // IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER // BEFORE YOU START TAKING YOUR PILLS [listed]"; "BEFORE YOU START TAKING YOUR PILLS [listed]"; "WHEN TO START THE FIRST PACK OF PILLS [listed]"; "WHAT TO DO DURING THE MONTH [listed]"; "WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS PILLS [listed]"; "Manufactured for // BERLEX® Laboratories, Wayne, NJ 07470 // Manufactured in Germany // ©2001, Berlex Laboratories. All Rights Reserved // 6073200 May 2001"; (d) the front of the information booklet reads, "What You Need to Know // About Taking Your // New Oral Contraceptive."; headings within the booklet read, "How effective is the Pill? [listed]"; "Are there side effects? [listed]"; "How do natural hormones work? [listed]"; "How does the Pill work? [listed]"; "How do I take oral contraceptives? [listed]"; "When should I begin taking my pills, and will I need // a back-up? [listed]"; "How can I make it easy to remember? [listed]"; "What if I forget a pill? [listed]";"What if I have bleeding between periods? [listed]"; "What if I miss a period? [listed]"; "BERLEX® Laboratories, Wayne, NJ 07470 // ©2000, Berlex Laboratories, All rights reserved. // 6066701 Printed in U.S.A. June 2000 // 6066701"; (e) one side of the label sheet has labels that read, "YASMIN® 28 tablets // Day Label Sheet // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg) // MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN // TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON // WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE // THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED // FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU // SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI // 2128205 IXXII"; the back of the sheet reads, "YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg) // Pick the day label that starts with the first day of your period. (This is the // day you begin bleeding or spotting, even if it is midnight when the // bleeding begins.) Place the strip on the blister card over the words "Place // Day Label Here." Each day will line up with a row of pills. // It is important to take your pill every day. If you missed a pill, please refer // to your Detailed Patient Package Insert/Brief Summary Patient Package // Insert or contact us at 1–888–237–5394. // Doctor's Phone #: _____ // Berlex® // Berlex 4048100"; (f) the front of the box reads, "Patient Starter Pack // YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg)" on the upper flap and "Patient Starter Pack // YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg) // This product (like all oral contraceptives) is intended to prevent pregnancy. It does // not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases. // SAMPLE - NOT FOR SALE Rx only BERLEX®" on the front panel; the right, left, top and bottom sides all read, "YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg)"; the left side also has, "LOT 21002A // EXP. 02/04" stamped into the cardboard; the back of the box reads, "Patient Starter Pack // YASMIN® 28 tablets // (drospirenone 3.0 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.030 mg) // This package contains: // . One product blister of 28 tablets // - The blister contains: 21 yellow tablets, containing // 3.0 mg of drospirenone and 0.030 mg of ethinyl // estradiol; and seven white inert tablets. // . An elegant suede-like wallet // . Sheet of day label strips, a patient-information booklet, and other informational materials // Pills not shown actual size. // usual Dosage: One tablet daily for 28 consecutive days per menstrual cycle in // the following order: 21 yellow tablets followed by seven white tablets as prescribed. // See package insert. // To the Dispenser: This unit contains two pieces of information intended for the patient, // which are combined in a single booklet. This informational piece is to be provided to the // patient with each prescription. // Store at 25°C with excursions permitted between 15°-30°C. // BERLEX® Manufactured for Berlex Laboratories, Wayne, NJ 07470 // Manufactured in Germany 7000100"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Condition Remarks
#1: The blister pack, wallet, information sheet and information booklet are all unused and undamaged; the label sheet has had one label removed from it; the cardboard box shows some wear; there is a small tear at the lower front right corner and several fold marks; there are no missing sections; all printing is fully legible.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; Tibbetts, J. "Reproductive Health Experts Warn Women Not to Abandon Birth Control," Canadian Medical Association Journal 185.11 (2013): E517-518, 25 June 2013; Options for Sexual Health website
Research Facts
Yasmin has been available in Canada since 2005. It contains a type of progestin called drospirenone which can reduce symptoms of PMS including water retention, and improve some types of acne. Drospirenone may be associated with a higher risk of fatal blood clots than other types of hormonal birth control. Class-action lawsuits against Yasmin and similar product Yaz have been initiated in nine provinces between 2009 and 2013, with one in Ontario certified by a judge to proceed in April 2013.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception Exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Case #3, Kingston General Hospital, Mar. 2004.
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