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Old 08.04.2021, 17:55
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Re: Nurofen - English pain killers in Switzerland

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The other 'clever' thing they did was make several variations of the product available to treat specific types of pain - headache, or back pain, or period pain.

All had exactly the same active ingredient - ibuprofen 200mg but the packaging is different.
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Low dose aspirin is available OTC in any US pharmacy - heck, even in grocery stores. (Walgreens generic price for 81mg aspirin: 500 count for a whopping $8.49.)
Different sides of the same coin.

There's a reason why the US have the highest pharma profit margins accompanied with significantly lower life expectancy. Of course there are many reasons for the latter, nonetheless "too much of a good thing" is bound to be reached when profit is the only measure used.
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