The IRS has issued guidance reflecting statutory changes regarding the use of certain tax-favored arrangements, such as flexible spending arrangements, to pay for over-the-counter medicines
like Calpol and even simple playthings are often way beyond the means of these parents.
A 1997 study by Kline & Company, a market research firm, found that American consumers saved almost $13 billion a year by using over-the-counter medicines
switched from prescription-only status.
It also manufactures some over-the-counter medicines
including pain relievers such as paracetamol and codeine and cold and flu preparations such as antihistamine and pseudoephedrine.
Dr Hillard suggests checking with your doc first to make sure it's OK for you to take an over-the-counter medicine
, like ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve), to help relieve symptoms.
David Sharpe, chairman of the Community Pharmacy Action Group, said: 'Pharmacists rely heavily on their over-the-counter medicine
sales to stay in business - without the protection of RPM they will simply not be able to compete with the buying power and aggressive pricing tactics employed by supermarkets.
Nor should you buy an over-the-counter medicine
if you are already taking a prescribed drug.
right away and then foodstuffs and clothes,'' said Punyasiri.
During cold and flu season, consumers who are taking a prescription medicine that contains acetaminophen should also check the labels of any over-the-counter medicine
they take," Dr.
FREEBIE: To help you become aware of the changes in over-the-counter medicine
product labeling, the U.
org said, "Our new research underscores that Americans drastically underestimate the negative impact that prescription drug and over-the-counter medicine
abuse is having on teens today.
Sandeep Grewal, one of the physicians leading the development of OTCplus -- an Over-the-Counter medicine
Burnett was taking over-the-counter medicine
to fight a cold when he threw the nine-walk no-hitter.
A state alcohol official said the agency is investigating F and M Liquor, as well as the April arrest of a manager of Jay's Liquor in Lancaster for allegedly selling large quantifies of an over-the-counter medicine
that can be used to produce methamphetamine.
But as with all medicines, it's important that parents read over-the-counter medicine
labels carefully, use these medicines only as directed, and store them safely out of the reach of children.