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Br J Gen Pract. 1996 October; 46(411): 609–610.
PMCID: PMC1239787

Views of Asians and non-Asians on sources of drug information and the desirability for medication to be made available over the counter.


Differences do exist between Asians and non-Asians on the range of products they feel should be available over the counter (OTC) and the amount of information they wish to receive. This should be taken into account when considering proposals for changes in the legal status of prescription-only medicines. The profile of the pharmacist as a provider of drug information to patients could be raised in both groups.

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