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Stakeholders To Weigh In On Making More Drugs OTC

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- In a two-day meeting starting Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear public input, much of it from the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries, on a proposal to make more drugs available without prescriptions, including those that treat high blood pressure and asthma.

The FDA said it was considering a new way to approve certain prescription drugs for over-the-counter use as a way to combat the undertreatment of many common diseases, which it called a “well-recognized public health problem.” The agency specifically singled out high...
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