Sunday, 9 September 2007

How cleverly by divers means
By graphical skills and careful schemes
Those who our medicine prepare.
Would thus the innocent ensnare,
The latest tablet we are told,
Will stop our organs growing old,
And, furthermore by slow release,
Will thus its healing powers increase.
How well advised are those who opt,
A cautious response to adopt.

Hospital, Polly Toynbee, Hutchinson – London 1977
(with thanks to www.bpac.co.nz) – Prexige has been withdrawn from the market owing o safety concerns.