Some Prescription Drugs May Be Changed To Over The Counter Drugs

Ranbaxy Laboratories / Maher Law FirmThe National Journal (2/28, Fox, Subscription Publication) reports the FDA will meet March 22-23 to “solicit feedback on whether making some medicines more easily available will get more people to use them.”   “A new paradigm” to make prescriptions easier to fill.

“Under this paradigm, the agency would approve certain drugs that would otherwise require a prescription for nonprescription use (also known as over-the-counter or OTC) under conditions of safe use. These conditions of safe use would be specific to the drug product and might require sale in certain pre-defined health care settings, such as a pharmacy,” the FDA explained in a notice reported by the Journal.

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