Christmas is that time of year that lets us reflect on what we’ve done,
The ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas yet to come.
Metabolic syndrome is out, Type 2 diabetes is no longer a disease,
Generic medicines are filling the shelves, patient consultations by email if you please.
“Quit smoking”, “eat healthy”, “lose weight” never change,
Nor lipids, blood pressure or glucose in normal range.
We wait in anticipation for the magic pill,
One swallow, ten ingredients to cure every ill.
So now this story is half way done,
Where have we been? What have we done?
We have brought you pain, depression and CVD,
Insomnia, head lice and some alternative remedy.
We covered the letters PCOS, HRT, DMARDs and IBD
We asked you to consider principles of prescribing, drug abuse and disparity.
You filled out our quizzes and wrote us a letter,
New topics are waiting, it will only get better.
The story has ended, let’s finish here,
Thank you for being part of our wonderful year
Merry Christmas from the team at bpacnz