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CDC drug survey

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Acetaminophen was the most frequently used generic drug ordered or provided by physicians at office visits in 2000, according to the "National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2000 Summary." Donald Cherry, et al., Division of Health Care Statistics, CDC, found acetaminophen (Rx and OTC) in 3.2% of drug mentions. McNeil's Tylenol was the sixth most ordered branded drug (1% of total); Schering-Plough's Claritin was the top prescribed medication, accounting for 17.1 mil. drug mentions (1.4% of total). The NAMCS, a national probability sample survey, was conducted from Dec. 27, 1999 to Dec. 24, 2000 and appears in CDC's June 5 Advance Data From Vital & Health Statistics...
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