Merck Zocor nonprescription use in U.K.
U.K.'s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency reclassifies Zocor 10 mg from "prescription-only" to "pharmacy status" May 12, making it the first statin to be available without a prescription. Simvastatin will be available behind the pharmacy counter for use in reducing the risk of a first major coronary event in patients who are likely to be at moderate risk of coronary heart disease...
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