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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 9539

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Publication type: Journal Article

Nonprescription drug industry urges more prescription-to-nonprescription switches
American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 1989 Aug; 46:1512


Drug products sold over-the-counter (OTC) in other countries but available only with a prescription in the United States are tabulated. The Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association (NDMA) has plans to press the Food and Drug Administration to switch the status of certain drug products from prescription to nonprescription. The Association argues that self-medication with OTC products is the largest, and most cost-efficient, component of the nation’s health-care system.


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