John, I think it is great that you post here and also thanks to Cruisemates for having you here to discuss and answer so many important health/cruising questions. I don't know of anywhere else that authorative information is available and answers to those questions as they relate to cruisers. Thanks.
Thank you for your kind comments, hdawson. Really, you have Anne Campbell and Paul Motter to thank for my being here. They are the Cruisemates editors who understood how important that it is to get proper information in the hands of the peoplem, and allowed me to volunteer my time to answer your questions.
A little bit about myself...I graduated in 1984 with a B.S.-Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa. I am licensed to practice in both Iowa and Michigan. I have worked in hospital and retail pharmacies (I still work in the latter occasionally), but really work in the pharmaceutical industry, first in R&D, but now in manufacturing support. My company makes the Dramamine products, but I have no personal bias towards this product. I always recommend to find something that works for you, and to stick with it.
I thank Anne and Paul again for their understanding and support of this message board. And I am grateful to all of you for trusting me to answer your questions or listen to your comments.