Sanofi and its US consumer healthcare division Chattem have introduced a new over-the-counter medicine
Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray in the US.
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
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.
A recent telephone survey of over 8000 mothers of 3-year-olds was conducted to determine how much over-the-counter medicine
these children actually received.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had sanctioned the nasal spray and is the first and only over-the-counter medicine
in its class.
The figures, from the Poisons Information Centre in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital, prove most kids end up in hospital after taking prescription or over-the-counter medicine
When over-the-counter medicine
didn't help, and he was weak from lack of sleep and loss of appetite, he called his regular physician, who sent him to the emergency room.
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.
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," he says.
Earlier this year the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ruled that simvastatin, a statin drug used to lower cholesterol, should be available in 10 mg form as an over-the-counter medicine
right away and then foodstuffs and clothes,'' said Punyasiri.
Ms Herpin said: ``I think a one-year expulsion for an over-the-counter medicine
is pretty severe.