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Antibiotic Overuse


Six Little Pills

Six little pills all snug in a packSix  little pills when microbes attack Six little pills give illness the whack Six little pills are doled out like crack

Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! What would we do? When people are coughing up purulent goo? Zithromax!  Zithromax! The patients felt cheated Till you gave us something to make them feel treated.

Six little pills in a pack for the handing. Six little pills, what excellent branding! Six little pills for the patient demanding. Six little pills, good science notwithstanding.

Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! So overused. As URI treatment makes patients confused. Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! Prescribed without blinking How long will physicians give you without thinking?

Six little pills at the patients’ insistence Six little pills should we now keep our distance? Six little pills we’ll rue your existence If Six little pills are paths to resistance.

Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! You make us desirous Against our best judgment to cover a virus Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! Your pills in a pack So oft make the best doctor act like a quack.

*Thanks to MarylandMD for pointing out my major gaffe - I called it "Five Little Pills" when a Z-Pak is six pills.  I could've called it poetic license, but someone would've probably made a wise-crack about needing a learner's permit.