2019 CDD Holiday Poem

December 15, 2019

Image reading "Happy Holidays from Everyone at Collaborative Drug Discovery"

 

Lyrics adopted to the music of “I Want a New Drug” by Huey Lewis and the News

I want a new drug, For an African trip
One that prevents malaria
Those mosquitoes make me sick sick sick
I want a new drug, for the global south
One that’s given by an injection
Or taken by mouth

One that will treat diseases
Neglected from our view
One that saves the lives of poor people who’re like you
For people just like you

I want a new drug, a blockbuster pill
One tuberculosis cure
That won’t make you ill
I want a new drug, to make Chagas go away
One for schistosomiasis
Gotta learn to collaborate

One that will treat diseases
Neglected from our view
One that saves the lives of poor people who’re like you
For people just like you
Just like you baby

– Happy holidays from CDD!