nonprescription drug


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non·pre·scrip·tion drug

(non'prĕ-skrip'shŭn drŭg)
A pharmaceutical that may be obtained without a physician's prescription.
Synonym(s): over-the-counter medication.

nonprescription drug

An over-the-counter medication.
See also: drug
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Kline's study, NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS CANADA 2006, reveals only 3% growth from 2005 for the overall OTC market, continuing a modest growth trend that has been prevalent since 1999.
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