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11 July 2011

South Africans choose to self-medicate

A visit to the GP is increasingly becoming the last resort for people suffering from colds and flu this winter, according to a countrywide poll among pharmacists.

A visit to the GP is increasingly becoming the last resort for people suffering from colds and flu this winter, according to a countrywide poll among pharmacists.

“Over 80% of pharmacists from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban participating in the poll confirmed a significant drop in patients supplying a doctor’s script compared to previous years.

Many people can't afford to go to the doctor

 

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