WHEN I USE A WORDBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.178 (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:178
- Jeff Aronson
Wine and roses
The drug and therapeutics committee was discussing gamolenic acid, and some of us were trying to figure out why Epogam, which contains 40 mg of gamolenic acid in evening primrose oil, was different from Efamast, which contains 40 mg of gamolenic acid in evening primrose oil. It turns out that they have different licensed indications: the former for eczema, the latter for mastalgia.
Now, just as the primrose (Primula veris) is not a proper rose, so the evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) is not …