Posted by: Tony Carson | 31 October, 2007

Over-the-counter placebos

When to take cough syrup?

What was once a no-brainer (when you have a cough) has become a health … dilemma.

Why is it so hard to accept the best remedy? is a wonderful article about the state of addiction to over-the-counter solutions and of the efficacy of these drugs; it can be summed up with this sage advise:

A delayed prescription, to be filled at the pharmacy if things get worse, is often the path chosen these days, and the data reflect this: Only 38 per cent cash it in.

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