Medicine: Sulfa Befuddlement

No railroadman should be allowed to work within one or two weeks after treatment with any drug of the sulfa group, warns the Association of American Railroads. These drugs often befuddle the mind, impair judgment. Sulfa befuddlement has caused at least one train wreck.

Pilots have long been forbidden to fly for at least four days after sulfa treatment. The American Medical Association urges anyone who has taken the drugs to wait several days before driving an auto, making important decisions or signing important papers.

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