Customer: I have slight fever for two days.
Pharmacy attendant: Take this tablet for two days after food.
Customer: I have a severe stomach upset.
Pharmacy attendant: Take one tablet in morning, evening and night. If you don’t recover take two per time.
Customer: I have a severe body pain and feel feverish. Bouts of vomit
Pharmacy attendant: Consume this tablet every time you vomit. Take the other tablets during the night.
The above scenes are common in pharmacies. Pharmacy assistants provide free consultation and charge only for the medicines. It is surprising that many educated people also follow this. Rising medical consultation costs for ordinary ailments would only encourage this practice.