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Iodine Pill Pharmacy Advertisement, Rome Decree Opens Disciplinary Board

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R.March 18 – What is reproduced in the photo opposite is the sign that appears in the last days at the entrance of a pharmacy in the capital. Even with a quick glance it is immediately obvious that the communication conveyed by the managers of the pharmacies is a communication that you would never want to see in a public health center that is appreciated by the citizens for its daily service, with high standards of quality and professionalism. . science and consciousness, to guarantee collective health.

However, it happened, right in the capital, in the heart of the country that is hitting. The “casual” colleague’s very serious slip has no possible explanation other than that – reprehensible – that he wants to take advantage of citizens’ fear of possible catastrophe by advertising a product that (and it is not even said) could be useful only in the event of a nuclear disaster. On the other hand, the minimum wage of scientific knowledge on the subject is enough to know that taking iodine tablets independently and without medical advice, causing an excess of the substance in the body, can cause side effects such as, for example, increasing the incidence of autoimmune diseases. In particular, there may be more sensitive side effects in people with hypothyroidism.

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