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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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Under HSA rules an HSA owner may use his or her HSA to pay for over-the-counter drugs so long as the HSA owner obtains a "prescription" even if the drug is available without a prescription.
APHA is urging lawmakers to make comprehensive reform of guidelines for over-the-counter drugs.
will be unaffected by Daiichi Sankyo's acquisition of Astellas' over-the-counter drug subsidiary, Zepharma Inc., later in April.
My Nexium expired and to save time from calling the doctor, I just bought an over-the-counter drug," says Brinkley, who, with her husband and son, co-owns Real Estate Investments by Brinkley, Brinkley and Brinkley Inc.
Schering-Plough, suddenly less concerned about the "major health risks" it had cited earlier, asked the FDA tO make Claritin an over-the-counter drug.
Bentley Laboratories manufactures a wide variety of quality skin care, hair care, fragrance and related liquid-fill products, as well as over-the-counter drug products, hot-fills and powders.
While an over-the-counter drug is less expensive than the prescription drug, the cost to the consumer increases if the price paid by the consumer for the over-the-counter drug is greater than the consumer's co-payment when the drug was covered by insurance.
Wai and Newman say that they'd like to see the herbal-supplements market develop into a natural-products offshoot of the over-the-counter drug industry.
For those who work for employers with low copays, such as $2 a prescription, the over-the-counter drug is quite a bit more expensive, Bernard said.
Such has been the growth in self-medication in Latin America, in particular, that over-the-counter drug manufacturers recently renamed their umbrella organization the Industria Latinoamericana de Automedicacion Responsable.
However, no medication and no over-the-counter drug should ever be taken unless your doctor prescribes it or a responsible adult recommends it for your particular illness or condition.
Brodin's The Over-the-Counter Drug Book was designed to take the guesswork out of home medication.

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