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Pills or public health?

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1791 (Published 18 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1791

Re: Pills or public health?

Given the arbitrary benefits of pillls over public health the fact that pill is still widely accepted needed to evaluate further...
Why do the public health interventions fail or looked down upon by general public? Simple answer is that we fail to identify what to whom at what time... simple epidemiology of time, place and person triad. Inability to establish proper situation analysis lead to improper and non sustainable interventions making public health a laughing stock. Therefore its non other than inefficiency of our own that pulls people towards pills. Therefore its time to take things onto more technical aspects to push people away from pills towards healthy lifestyle.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 April 2019
Chintha Rupasinghe
Registrar in Community Medicine
University of Colombo