Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Welcome to Canada, Eh!

I never post press releases here, but I decided to make an exception this time. I cannot even guess how many times I have been asked, "When is naproxen going to be available without a prescription in Canada?" This release verifies that naproxen will now be available in most Canadian provinces as an OTC item.

From Newswire (PRESS RELEASE):
The wait is over and Canadians only need to go to their local pharmacy to access ALEVE(R) (naproxen sodium) - the first over-the-counter naproxen sodium tablet. With just one pill, ALEVE(R) offers Canadians convenient access to pain relief for up to 12 hours. It is an option for the nearly 4.5 million Canadian men and women with arthritis(1) to relieve their joint and arthritis pain, helping them get back to doing the activities they love to do. ALEVE(R), which is marketed and manufactured by Bayer HealthCare, is available over-the-counter in a 24-count bottle in most provinces. A larger 100-count bottle is available behind the counter - just ask the pharmacist. ALEVE(R) is not available over-the-counter in British Columbia, Quebec or Newfoundland. ...more

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