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Approximately $18 billion is currently spent annually on OTC medications in the United States
Sympathomimetics are frequently used as decongestants in OTC cold medications.
OTC sleep aids are often very effective in the treatment of chronic insomnia
Over $1 billion is spent on antacid products each year.
Drug costs approach 15% of overall health spending in the United States.
Part of the rationale for switching prescription drugs to OTC status by the FDA is to save the public money.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States
Antibiotics that kill bacteria are classified as bacteriostatic.
Approximately 300,000 drug products are available OTC in the United States
Antibiotics effective against many species of bacteria are classified as narrow-spectrum drugs
About 1 million cases of skin cancer in the United States each year are caused by exposure to UV rays.
Angina pectoris is caused by an excessive flow of blood to the heart.
The nicotine patch is a drug product that was switched from prescription to OTC status.
Approximately 20% of the top selling 30 prescription drugs are for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Acetaminophen has antipyretic effects.
Acetaminophen should not be used by children because it causes Reye's syndrome.
It requires a lower dose of ibuprofen to relieve the inflammation of arthritis than to relieve a muscle-ache.
OTC stimulant products frequently contain caffeine
Approximately 300,000 drug products are available OTC in the United States.
Approximately $18 billion is currently spent annually on OTC medications in the United States.
Antihistamines are the active anorexiants used in OTC diet aids.
Drugs that cure AIDS are now available.
Caffeine is able to help relieve some types of pain.
Excessive use of some OTC drugs can cause dependence
OTC stimulant products frequently contain caffeine.
There is little or no federal regulation for most herbal remedies.
Antibiotics that kill bacteria are classified as bacteriostatic
Pharmacists are a good source for information concerning OTC drug products
OTC stimulants can cause headaches, breathing problems, and rapid heartbeat when used in high doses
Excessive use of topical decongestants can cause congestion rebound
Prozac has been found to be much more dangerous for most depressed patients than other antidepressant medications.
What drug may be given prior to general sedation
What are complications of calcium supplements?
What is the MOA for surfactants/stool softeners?
what are some anti platelet agents?
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