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And I thought the French were champion pill poppers......

Postby graham34 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:30 am

Apparently nearly half the adult population of England regularly take prescription drugs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30411246. Seems extraordinary.
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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby Albert » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:09 pm

However it was stated that this was due in part to drugs taken, on a regular precautionary basis, rather than to treat a pre-existing condition.
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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby peter » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Would that include "the pill" ?
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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby Albert » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:19 pm

No idea. Doubt it, but what do I know.
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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby Brian and Helen » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:33 pm

peter wrote:Would that include "the pill" ?


Yes it did include contraceptive pills. Otherwise it was largely statins (men) or anti-depressives (women)

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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby Genghis Cohen » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:02 am

The French figures might be lower if they adopted the practice of prescribing the exact number of pills for a treatment rather than enough packages to cover the period. With the attendant waste.

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Re: And I thought the French were champion pill poppers.....

Postby gurubarry » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:59 am

Yes, I throw out at least a third of my medicines because of that G.C.
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