Sunday, 18 November 2007

FDA again weighing drug distribution without doctor's prescription

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Should pharmacists be able to sell prescription drugs -- but without a doctor's prescription? The FDA is considering (for a reported fourth time) to allow this across national pharmacies.

Those drugs designated by a newer "behind the counter" designation would be available to those who ask, but would not be able to be sold 'over the counter' like many drugs are today.

It's another attempt at pharmaceutical companies wanting more sales in light of massive problems in that industry, and it's at the expense of patient health if you ask my opinion. But then again, corporate greed has never stopped the FDA from making ludicrous moves before.

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