Hey 2021. Your time is done!
While better than 2020, you did have your ups and downs. I mean, starting your reign with a deadly riot on our Capitol did not portend well for things to come. But you did redeem yourself to some extent with the widespread availability of COVID vaccines and a sufficient production of toilet paper. You didn’t do so great in the weather department, what with excessive heat, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. But on the plus side, Britany Spears was released from under her daddy’s thumb.
We’re still wearing masks and social distancing, but Big Pharma has not stood still. As in the past, 2021 has produced another bumper crop of new drugs with names that defy the linguistic rules of practically every language on the face of the earth. So, for your New Year’s Eve pleasure, I present my annual year-end Stupid Drug Names quiz. Take it now, or later, after you’ve had a few!
And honorable mention goes to Qulipta, Tivdak, Welireg, and Azstarys, all of which are causing my spell-check to have a nervous breakdown.
If you have any interest at all, here are the true purposes of the drugs. Tezspire: treat asthma; Livtencity:post transplant infections; Voxzogo: growth hormone; Brexafemme: treat candidiasis; Saphnelo:lupus; Cytalux: ovarian cancer; Scemblix: leukemia; Exkivity: lung cancer; Truseltiq: carcinoma; Vyvgart: myasthenia gravis
From my family to yours, I wish you a happy, and most important, healthy New Year. Once again, I thank you for your continued readership and support. I couldn’t possibly be having this much fun without you!
About the Author
Susan is the author of two award-winning collections of humorous personal essays: “How Old Am I in Dog Years?” and “How to Complain When There’s Nothing to Complain About.” Check out her Author Page HERE.