Supermarket retailers polled informally by SN agreed that consumers have turned to self-medication, thus making over-the-counter drugs more popular. In turn, they said, self-medication is spurred by recurring conditions that consumers can diagnose without a trip to the physician, expensive doctor bills and time away from work. The poll was taken to assess reaction to a study undertaken for the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association, Washington, that indicated consumers saved $20 ...

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