over-the-counter drug

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over-the-counter drug

A therapeutic agent that does not require a prescription, which the FDA feels can be safely self-prescribed by non-physicians. Cf Prescription drug, Under-the-counter.
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com) Reports Many Patients with Eating Disorders Abuse Over-the-Counter Substances Such As Diet Pills, Laxatives, Diuretics and Others
Saturday at the Bi-Mart store on Jeans Road; residents can bring old, out-of-date and unused medicines for proper disposal; controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances accepted at the anonymous event; no identification is necessary; 541-935-2191.
Kenny (below) has admitted making a mistake by taking the over-the-counter substances.

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