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    Azithromycin became popular because it needed five days' treatment, vs. ten for common alternatives.  To me those are a "few" doses, taken only when needed.  Contrast with daily meds, 365 days a year.

    But it is true that they should be taken for the full course -- incomplete coursing is a serious risk, which our for-profit medical system doesn't deal with well.  Not that I'm sure any system could deal with human behavior of that sort.

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