The majority in the country self-medicate even when they have a prescription
More than half of Brazilians (57%) who have used drugs in the past six months have self-medicated even with a prescription, changing the dose of the drug on their own. In general, 77% of the population self-medicates.
The data are from Datafolha research, commissioned by the CFF (Federal Pharmacy Council), which will subsidize a national awareness campaign on the rational use of medicines that begins on Monday (29).
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