The World Health Organisation, in its Pharmaceuticals News Letter, May, 2012, warned that Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reaction (SCAR), is possible with the use of Non steroidal Antiinflammatory drugs. The risk associated with NSAIDS is very low, but it is possible. The highest number of reactions were seen in the case of celecoxib, and that was only six cases per I million person-years.
Retail sale in India mostly takes place through medical shops and the idea of community pharmacy is not known much here in India. The pharmacy profession has been making attempts, consistently and strongly, in the past three decades, to imbue the sellers in the medical shops with professional values and transform the medical shops into community pharmacies.