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Alleviating allergies — and confusion

7 July 2014: BBC television’s Your Money looked at how much viewers should be spending on hay fever medicines. RPS Chief Scientist Jayne Lawrence advised viewers that perceived differences between branded and generic antihistamines are probably due to the placebo effect. “If the patient has the same active ingredient at the same dose in the same type of formulation, for example a tablet, it’s very unlikely the patient will experience any difference between the branded and the generic formulations,” she said.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.20065800

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