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 FDA and the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association oppose the idea of a three-class system.
The Food and Drug Administration has prohibited the inclusion of 223 nonprescription drug ingredients in products because no proof has been presented to confirm their effectiveness.
In addition, he has represented the national trade associations for the food, prescription drug, nonprescription drug, dietary supplement, and cosmetic industries.
to lower their prices as a deregulatory measure to facilitate sales of nonprescription drug products took effect in early June.
Disease oriented chapters provide information on nonprescription medications including indications, dosages, interactions, efficacy and safety evidence, medical conditions or symptoms amenable to self treatment, prescription-to-nonprescription reclassifications, and nonprescription drug withdrawals from the market.
The report said the judgment of the two pilots and one cockpit crew observer could have been impaired 'by the combined effects of a nonprescription drug, jet-lag and fatigue'.
The pamphlet focuses on the new nonprescription Drug Facts label being used on a variety of products and explains how to check for package tampering, read the ingredients, check expiration dates, note lot numbers and what to do if an overdose occurs.
A study in mice suggests that ibuprofen, the common nonprescription drug, may lessen abnormal accumulation of beta-amyloid.
Under the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act, a "responsible person" is required to Submit to FDA within 15 days any serious adverse event it receives in association with its products.
AHPA also suggests that the regulation's definition of an "agricultural product" be revised to add a descriptive definition at the end of the current definition to clarify that the term is used "without regard to the end use of the product, so that an agricultural product may be in the form of a food, a dietary supplement, a nonprescription drug, a cosmetic or any other product that is processed from agricultural crops or from livestock.
According to a research study by the nonprescription drug company Proactiv Solution, Los Angeles rated the highest when it came to acne-contributing factors such as smog, sweat, sun and stress.
The Council on Family Health, together with the FDA and the Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association, offers these 10 tips to make sure you're giving your children the right medicine and the right amount: