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What If The Pharmacist Just Dropped Pills Into Your Hand?
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Think, for a moment, about what happens when you collect a prescription at the pharmacy — or purchase Tylenol or Advil or baby aspirin. You walk out of the CVS or Rite Aid or Walgreens with a neatly packaged container of pills. Maybe the pills were counted, dropped into a little brown-tinted circular bottle and capped by the pharmacist. Or they may have been sitting on a shelf in a vial or sealed inside foil pouches and housed in a rectangular box.

In some countries, like Malawi, if you have access to medicine at all, there’s likely no neat packaging system.

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