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'Wait, Educate Before You Self-Medicate'
Date:3/20/2008

thcare provider," says Dr. Eli Meltzer, co-director of the Allergy & Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, Calif.

About the Survey

Harris Interactive conducted this telephone survey on behalf of the National Council on Patient Information and Education with support from sanofi-aventis between January 18 and January 21, 2008. A nationally representative sample of 1,005 adults ages 18+ were interviewed, of whom, 650 typically self-medicate before or instead of consulting their doctor. For complete methodology, including weighting variables, please visit http://www.BeMedWise.org.

About NCPIE

Founded in 1982, the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a non-profit coalition of over 100 organizations. NCPIE's mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and health care professionals. NCPIE develops programs, provides educational resources, and offers services to advance the common mission of its members.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the largest and fastest-growing market research firms in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. Harris Interactive is widely known for The Harris Poll(R), one of the longest running, independent opinion polls, and for pioneering online market research methods. The company has built what it believes to be the world's largest panel of survey respondents, the Harris Poll Online. Harris Interactive serves clients worldwide through its North American, European and Asian offices, and through a global network of independent market research firms. More information about Harris Interactive may be obtained at h
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