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GPs lack awareness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs available over the counter

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:116
  1. B Pal
  1. Consultant in rheumatology and rehabilitation Withington Hospital, Manchester M20 2LR

    EDITOR,—Neither James G Kennedy's editorial on over the counter drugs1 nor Jo Erwin and colleagues' short report on general practitioners' views on over the counter sales by community pharmacists2 mentions the availability of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs over the counter. I wish to highlight findings from my survey.3

    One hundred general practitioners were sent a standard questionnaire; 70 questionnaires were returned and analysed. Twenty four respondents said that they regularly …

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