Hey, 2020. Here’s your hat. What’s your hurry?
I think the sentiment is universal. Perhaps even interplanetary. Most of us can’t wait for 2020 to be over. I know I can’t. What a year! A devastating pandemic, a Presidential impeachment, Giuliani’s hair dye bomb, transition chaos, and a toilet paper shortage. Can things get much worse? Fortunately, the year is ending with some good news – a COVID vaccine and plenty of toilet paper.
But even as we were all social distancing, Big Pharma was busy once again, not just producing vaccine, but naming hundreds of recently released new drugs with high-scoring Scrabble letters. Yes, those Scrabble players were at it again, this time tossing tiles in the air, and naming the new medications with a bumper crop of unpronounceable labels. So here, for your final mental challenge of 2020, is the annual year-end Stupid Drug Names quiz.
And the runner-ups include: Klisyri, Oxlumo, Inmazeb, Evrysdi, and Uplizna
So how did you score? If you have any interest left at all, the real answers are below:
Orladeyo: treats angioedema; Danyelza: for neuroblastoma; Imcivree: control obesity; Winlevi: treat acne; Monjuvi: for lymphoma; Qinlock: treat gastrointestinal tumors; Xeglyze: treats head lice; Gallium: prostate cancer; Rukobia: HIV; Orgovyx: advanced prostate cancer.
Once again, from our house to yours, a very happy, healthy, and hopefully COVID-free New Year! We are hunkering down tonight, and with some effort, we’ll make it to see the ball drop in Times Square, on TV of course! And thank you for your readership and a year’s worth of lovely comments. I couldn’t 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.