Apparently a lot of people are.
I didn't know what it was, but I've been getting referrer spammed like mad for Symmetrel today. Amusingly, referrer spam has no effect on my site, but that doesn't seem to stop the lame SEO slime who do it.
Anyway, I saw the name a few dozen times and it just sounded like it hand to be a drug. A quick web search revealed that it is the brand name for Amantadine.
Amantadine is an antiviral medication. It blocks the actions of viruses in your body. Amantadine is used to treat and to prevent influenza A (a viral infection).
[Source: Yahoo! Health]
Ahh, so it's a seasonal thing, not a new drug. That explains why I'm seeing the sudden increase in spam for it.
It's funny how all drug names seem to have similar names. You can hear (or read) a new one, have no idea what it is, but still know it's a drug of some kind.
Watching server logs in real-time is fun, no? The spam sure sticks out when you do... :-)
Posted by jzawodn at November 29, 2005 06:23 AM