Thursday, November 15, 2007

FDA Weighs Behind-the-Counter Drugs

I've already posted a few articles regarding the "behind the counter" issue in the States. I thought I'd add this one as well as it has some information I haven't seen elsewhere.

From WebMD:
For at least the fourth time, federal regulators are considering whether pharmacists should be allowed to regularly dispense medications without a doctor's prescription.

Three times since the 1970s, the FDA has rejected the idea of adding a new "behind the counter" class of drugs to existing prescription-only and over-the-counter medication, which can be bought with no professional supervision.

But the new class is once again on the FDA's docket, spurred in part by big drug companies looking for a new way to sell prescription products that the agency has rejected for nonprescription sales. ...more

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