Pink Medicine

One of 2 ‘anti-cancer’ medicines promoted in the 1950s by Harvey Hoxsey, which consisted of cascara from prickly ash bark, buckthorn bark, red clover blossoms, burberry root, burdock root, licorice root, pokeweed, and alfalfa
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My plan for a cosy afternoon snuggled up by the light of the Christmas tree watching festive films to aid recovery was thwarted when a quick temperature check nearly broke the thermometer and no amount of pink medicine would reverse it.
It turns out that coaxing tablets and Whiskas into a recalcitrant cat is pretty good practice for force-feeding viscous pink medicine to a yowling infant.
When they get a taste of the pink medicine, they don't want a second dose," said one the scheme's organisers.