U.K. marks 25 years of switches
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Proprietary Association of Great Britain and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency mark 25 years of switching prescription-only medicines to pharmacy, where consumers can buy products from pharmacists without a prescription, the regulatory agency and trade group announce Dec. 4. The U.K. has switched more than 130 1medicines in the past 25 years, including products for smoking cessation, mild arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia and others. Prescription drugs switched in 2008 include naproxen 250 mg for menstrual pain, azithrom for chlamydia, diclofenac potassium 12.5 mg for short-term pain relief and nitrofurantoin 100 mg for acute bacterial cystitis
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