World self-medication industry
The world federation promoting better health through responsible self-medication
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Colombia switches safe and effective treatments to non-prescription

Allergies, eye irritation, headlice infection, joint and muscular pain and herpes virus infection are all indications appropriate for self-care. Persons suffering from these conditions in Colombia are now able to access safe and effective medicines without having to visit a doctor to obtain a prescription. This represents significant time and cost savings and is benefitting patients and society as a whole.
A product is suitable for self-care when it does not need to be administered by a healthcare professional and when people are able to recognize the symptom(s) it treats either directly or after an initial diagnosis has been given by a doctor or other healthcare professional on a previous occasion. When a product is switched to non-prescription, detailed and appropriate consumer information is provided in order to guide patients to correctly take the medicine. Patients are advised to always refer to a healthcare professional should they have a doubt or question.
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