SELF-MEDICATION CALLED TONIC FOR OTC SALES

Supermarket retailers polled informally by SN agreed that consumers have turned to self-medication, thus making over-the-counter drugs more popular.In turn, they said, self-medication is spurred by recurring conditions that consumers can diagnose without a trip to the physician, expensive doctor bills and time away from work.The poll was taken to assess reaction to a study undertaken for the Nonprescription

Supermarket retailers polled informally by SN agreed that consumers have turned to self-medication, thus making over-the-counter drugs more popular.

In turn, they said, self-medication is spurred by recurring conditions that consumers can diagnose without a trip to the physician, expensive doctor bills and time away from work.

The poll was taken to assess reaction to a study undertaken for the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association, Washington, that indicated consumers

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