Ibuprofen Covid-19 Fake News Has Little Effect On Generic OTC Sales
Despite claims last week that ibuprofen worsened the effects of the coronavirus, prices of generic OTC versions of the drug have continued to rise in the UK, reflecting increased demand, according to market analysts Wavedata.
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