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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He said his cousin introduced him to "boli," saying it was an over-the-counter substance in the Dominican.
Although the over-the-counter substance is banned by the National Basketball Association and National Football League, it is legal in Major League Baseball.
McGwire says he has been taking an over-the-counter substance called androstenedione that is banned in some sports, and now that this little-secret-he-apparently-wasn't-hiding has come out, what are we supposed to make of the fact that there is artificial flavoring inside the natural?

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