Monday, January 21, 2013

The new drug

The new drug has a name like an affordable Korean two-door hatchback.

The new drug is new to doctors, new to patients. Now, new to me.

The new drug is the fourth new drug in 28 months. So many swallows has not a summer made.

The new drug has "a good side-effect profile"; HOWEVER, the new drug may, in some cases, cause the exact symptoms it is intended to combat.

The new drug has a shiny yellow box. Yellow is the colour of sunshine, of cowardliness, of jaundice.

The new drug may work for a while, then stop. The new drug may not work at all. The new drug may work wonders.

(Here's a not-very-well-kept secret: nobody fucking really knows what the fuck any of these fucking drugs will fucking do.)

The new drug is an enigma. The old disease is an enigma. It is hoped that the enigmas will somehow align, and solve each other.

The new drug is the future.

The new drug. The new drug. The new drug.

Apparently this is my life now.

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