The World Cup of Antibiotics

July 23, 2014 2:27 PM

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The results are in for the Finals of the World Cup of Antibiotics. The patients have lost! Having come into the game as the clear underdog in this event, it was hoped that somehow they would be able to make it through and come out ahead of the relentless physician-prescribing practices, which are heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry. In the end, it was not to be as the antibiotic era came to a close and the body count was too high for the patients to survive against their stronger and more well-organized opponents.

At one point, it appeared as though the patients were gaining momentum, as several world figures and organizations came out declaring their support for the underdogs. Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, declared that, "There is evidence that some GPs are dishing out more than they ...

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