Self-care and the Informal Sale of Drugs in South Cameroon

@inproceedings{Gzothine2002SelfcareAT,
  title={Self-care and the Informal Sale of Drugs in South Cameroon},
  author={Resochine Mercurochroom Aspro Quinimax Ditnal Gzothine and Solaskil Asprin and Prevecamine Baumc Algipan Pioerol Forte hspro Quinine Guidotti Rovigont},
  year={2002}
}
  • Resochine Mercurochroom Aspro Quinimax Ditnal Gzothine, Solaskil Asprin, Prevecamine Baumc Algipan Pioerol Forte hspro Quinine Guidotti Rovigont
  • Published 2002
Self-care, though the most common of all forms of therapeutic action, has keen little studied. This paper describes the context of self-medication with western pharmaceuticals in an area of South Cameroon (in 1980). The identity and appropriateness of these pharmaceuticals are briefly discussed. The paradoxical character of self-medication is emphasised: improvement in the quality of self-medication implies both growth and loss of self reliance, increase and decrease of medicalisation. People… CONTINUE READING