over-the-counter drug

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Noun1.over-the-counter drug - a drug that is sold without a prescriptionover-the-counter drug - a drug that is sold without a prescription
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ethical drug, prescription drug, prescription medicine, prescription - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
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The system for approving over-the-counter drugs and warning consumers about health risks is woefully outdated, said Isakson.
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.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 25, 2015-EAS Consulting names new senior advisor for Over-the-Counter Drugs and Labeling
M2 PHARMA-August 25, 2015-EAS Consulting names new senior advisor for Over-the-Counter Drugs and Labeling
Ginseng and ginkgo biloba fans may be relieved to learn that these two popular herbal supplements don't seem to alter how most prescription and over-the-counter drugs are absorbed or metabolized in the body, unlike other herbs such as St.
We're finding pot, alcohol and over-the-counter drugs like (cough medicine) seem to be real big with young people.
Over-the-counter drugs are typically intended for less serious, more easily diagnosable ailments, such as allergies or headaches.
ADDICTIVE over-the-counter drugs should carry clearer health warnings, said doctors at the BMA conference.
ITEM: Over-the-counter drugs aren't risk-free, the April 13 HealthDay reported.
Food and Drug Administration doesn't oversee the production of supplements, nor require manufacturers to prove their products are effective, as they do with prescription or even over-the-counter drugs.

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