Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FDA Holding Hearings March 22-23 on Making Some Drugs Available Without Prescription

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold public hearings this Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, to get input on a proposal to allow consumers to purchase certain prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription, according to a recent Federal Register notice. Besides obtaining advice from pharmacists, the FDA notes, consumers could use information technology to find out whether a particular medication would be safe and effective for them. Read more