"Pharmacies and English Medicine" Top 5 Page for this destination Kochi Local Custom Tip by cochinjew

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PHARMACEUTICALS
Most Indians cannot afford to see a Doctor, so their primary care contact is the Pharmacist and perhaps that is why there are so many pharmacies are about. In the Indiantown near Ballard, there are four pharmacies at one junction, one at each corner.
Anthony who is the man behind the counter at TARA medicals is a veritable source of pharmaceutical information. And he is very helpful.
At least the medications are not expensive.
For a course of antibiotics, it works around one dollar. So in a country where there is a large minority of the population living under two dollars a day, the drug prices are reasonable.
I am told by more than one person that the medical profession is under the thumbs of the pharmaceutical company and when someone goes to a doctor he always comes back with a prescription for more expensive and more often combination drugs which are more expensive.
One example is the prescription of Insulin Glargine Pens with expensive refill cartridges, which cost thousands of dollars.

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  • Written Aug 28, 2008
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