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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Gary Wadler, who heads the committee that determines the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned-substances list, said Ortiz's explanation was believable, given that before January 2005, many over-the-counter substances could cause positive tests.
Even my mother was pulled aside and given a drugs check, in a land which imposes statutory four-year prison sentences on people carrying poppy seeds in food and over-the-counter substances such as codeine.
The GAA is claiming that certain over-the-counter substances enhance players' performance.

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