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9/23/10 Pharm 1001 Prescription vs. Nonprescription Drugs 1951 Durham-Humphrey Amendement - OTC if: o Safe and effective o Can label w/ directions to permit safe use self-medication self-diagnosis of condition (you can do it yourself) condition self-treated w/o healthcare profession o non-habit forming Elements of OTC Drug labels - All OTC has these certain labels Rx-to-OTC Switch advantage - self-help - cheaper, faster - Downsides - no supervision - no insurance coverage Dietary supplements - Include vitamins, minerals, herbs. And other botanicals, AA, enzymes, organ tissues, metabolites - St. John’s wort: depression - Echinacea: common cold - Black cohost: PMS Interest from - “safer” / less expensive o because it’s natural doesn’t mean its safe - more effective – restoration of health naturally - self-help movement DSHEA 1994 - dietary supplements are foods…not medicines - DS not approved by FDA The Savvy Patient/Consumer/Customer - Drug choice o Blood thinners, seizures – these types of drugs you should not get a
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