Seven Men from Now is a 1956 American Warnercolor Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin. The film was produced by John Wayne's Batjac Productions. Ben Stride walks into a desert cave encampment during a nighttime rainstorm, he asks to join them. Stride tells the men he's from the town of Silver Springs, which provokes a mysterious reaction from the two men, they discuss a robbery and murder that occurred there. The men become suspicious of Stride, when they realize his intentions, he guns them down; the following day Stride tracks someone through the Arizona wilderness and comes upon a wagon stuck in the mud. Stride uses the two horses he confiscated from the men at the encampment to help pull the wagon clear, the wagon's owners and Annie Greer, are grateful. Travelers from Kansas City, they admit they are inexperienced at frontier life and ask Stride to ride with them as they head south to the border town of Flora Vista on their way west to California.
Greer says he has been taking odd jobs along the way. The mention of Flora Vista arouses Stride's curiosity and he agrees to take them to the border; as the trio travels, Annie shows a growing attraction to Stride. At one point they are stopped by a US Army detail, whose commanding officer tells them to go back, as Chiricahua Apache have been spotted in the area and he cannot guarantee their safety. Stride and the Greers travel on, finding a stagecoach relay station and encountering Bill Masters and Clete, two former nemeses of Stride's; as they all spend the night at the station, Masters tells the Greers that Stride was once the sheriff of Silver Springs, his wife was killed during the robbery of the Wells Fargo freight office. Stride has been tracking and killing the seven men who performed the robbery, Masters intends to abscond with the $20,000 dollars in gold they stole once Stride has accomplished his task. Annie feels sympathy for Stride, who confesses that he feels guilty about his wife's death because at the time he was no longer sheriff and didn't have another job, so she took one at the freight office and was working the night of the incident.
Before the wagon heads out of the station, with Masters and Clete tagging along opportunistically, they are met by Chiricahua warriors. The Apache leave; the group encounters one of the Wells Fargo robbers, being chased by Indians. Unaware of the man's part in the robbery, Stride saves him from the Apache; the man, recognizes Stride and nearly kills him, but Stride is saved when Masters shoots the man in the back. One night, Masters "reminisces" about a woman stolen away from her husband by a tall stranger suggesting that Stride is doing just that with Annie Greer. Furious at Masters's impropriety, Stride sends Clete away into the night. Masters and Clete reach Flora Vista ahead of the wagon, they meet with the Wells Fargo bandits waiting for delivery of their gold. Masters tells their leader, Payte Bodeen, that Stride is heading in their direction to kill all of them and avenge his wife's death. Bodeen dispatches two of the bandits to meet Stride. Meanwhile, Stride leaves Annie, telling them to continue on without him.
Stride rides ahead into a canyon alone and is ambushed by the two bank robbers but kills them both. Wounded in the leg, Stride is knocked unconscious while trying to ride away with one of the bandits' horses. Bodeen tells Masters that Greer is the man he paid to deliver the gold from the robbery to Flora Vista, Masters berates himself for letting this escape him. Meantime and Annie's conversation gets overheard by Stride who sneaks up on them, having recovered consciousness despite a blow on his forehead leaving a wound. Greer has admitted to his wife and unwillingly to Stride that he was paid $500 to deliver the Wells Fargo box containing the gold hidden in the wagon. Stride takes the gold away from Greer to draw the rest of the bandits out from town, Greer and Annie head into Flora Vista to notify the local sheriff. Greer arrives in town without the gold, telling Bodeen that Stride has it, as he walks down the street toward the sheriff's office, Bodeen guns him down; the last two bandits and Clint, ride out to confront Stride.
Stride shoots Clint but Bodeen is surpringsingly killed by Masters and Clete having shown up in the Canyon. Masters, blinded by greed kills his companion Clete and walks out into the clearing where Stride has placed the box of gold, they face off, Stride kills Masters before he can pull his guns. Stride returns the gold to Wells Fargo and tells Annie that he is going to take a job as a deputy sheriff in Silver Springs, he puts her on a stagecoach bound for California rides away. Annie, tells the stage driver she isn't going. Randolph Scott as Ben Stride Gail Russell as Annie Greer Lee Marvin as Bill Masters Walter Reed as John Greer John Larch as Payte Bodeen Don'Red' Barry as Clete Fred Graham as Henchman John Beradino as Clint John Phillips as Jed Chuck Roberson as Mason Stuart Whitman as Cavalry Lt. Collins Pamela Duncan as Señorita Nellie Steve Mitchell as Fowler Cliff Lyons as Henchman Chet Brandenburg as Townsman Chick Hannan as Townsman Cap Somers as Townsman George Sowards as Stage Driver Fred Sherman as The Prospector John Wayne and Robert Fel
Drug expiration is the date after which a drug might not be suitable for use as manufactured. Consumers can determine the shelf life for a drug by checking its pharmaceutical packaging for an expiration date. Drugs which are past their shelf life can decompose and either be ineffective or harmful. Standard advice from drug manufacturers and some health organizations is to dispose of drugs after the expiration date printed on the packaging. However, the published expiration date is not an absolute indication. Consumers and organizations sometimes use expired drugs for medical treatment either as a cost saving measure or because they otherwise cannot access drugs which are not expired. Medical authorities find it difficult to discuss when consumers can safely use drugs after the printed expiration date because it is difficult to obtain clear information. Manufacturers print expiration dates on drug bottle labels; the labeled expiration date is a manufacturer's promise for a time until which the drug will have full efficacy and be safe as manufactured.
The labeled expiration date is not an indication of when a drug has become ineffective or unsafe to use. Many drugs are effective for years after their expiration dates. However, it is difficult for anyone including researchers and physicians to find information to verify how much any given drug will degrade in efficacy or become unsafe over time. Drug manufacturers never support the use of drugs after the expiration date because that could make them liable if something went wrong; the expiration date printed on drug packaging will differ from the true expiration date of the drug. Before the true expiration of a drug, its active ingredient will retain its potency. Before expiration, no components of the drug will degrade to become harmful. Since products continually change over time, the characteristics of any drug are not unchanging but instead estimated with assay measurements to be within the specification required by the government regulator where the drug is sold; as a general estimate, a drug becomes unfit for use.
Before choosing an expiration date to print the manufacturer must first decide a true expiration date. After a manufacturer has decided what true expiration date it has set it will decide another date to make public and advertise on the packaging of the drug; the printed expiration date will always be sooner than the true expiration date, because the drug should always be effective and safe before the labeled expiration date if kept properly. The United States' Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recommends that drugs past their expiration date be disposed, it has been argued that this practice is wasteful, since consumers and medical facilities are encouraged to purchase fresh medication to replace their expired products resulting in additional profits for pharmaceutical firms. Some consumers can face the difficult position of being unable to afford their medication, choosing between using expired medication or forgoing medication. An epipen is an example of an expensive medication which someone might consider using after expiration because of inability to purchase newer medication.
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