Views & Reviews Drug Tales and Other Stories

The new counterculture

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 05 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1576
  1. Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
  1. iiheanacho{at}

    Many wouldn’t be seen dead in them—even with the incentives provided by rising inflation and the fallout from the collapse of the sub-prime loans market in the United States. Not even the “think of a number then double it” methods favoured by gas and electricity suppliers in raising their prices have persuaded diehards that it’s worth changing the habits of a lifetime by shopping at discount supermarkets.

    For other people, though, outlets such as Aldi, Lidl, and Netto are an increasingly important lifeline. They are typified by their …

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