Why aren't lower, effective, OTC doses available earlier by prescription?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Many popular oral over-the-counter (OTC) drugs were originally available only by prescription, but not at the low doses contained in their OTC counterparts. Yet, if OTC doses are effective for treating mild symptoms, why weren't these low, often safer doses made available at least by prescription when the drugs were first approved? OBJECTIVE To… (More)

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