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Letter to the Editor
Editor, - I refer to the article by Dr McDonough (Aust Prescr 2012;35:20-4). I was interested to see in Table 1 that he recommends non-osmotic laxatives to treat chronic constipation and I wondered why this recommendation is made.
Faculty of Pharmacy
The University of Sydney