For curing the ailment, cough syrup and tablets are prescribed. The course is complete and the ailment is cured. Invariably a significant portion of the cough syrup remains in the bottle.The bottle is thrust into the medicine cabinet, remains hidden and sleeps. The next time(duration unknown) an ailment comes and again the cough syrup is prescribed. This time the cough prescribed need not necessarily match with the one sitting in the medicine cabinet. Also the cough syrup brought would have already been lying in the medicine cabinet. A new one is bought and it suffers the same fate.
After some years, the medicine cabinet is being cleaned and cleared of drugs whose expiry date has elapsed. The deep dozing cough syrup has died and is covered by dust, Eventually it finds its way to the dust bin.