Title

New Statin Risks and the Battle for OTC Status

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-18-2015

Abstract

The prescription-to-nonprescription switch process is a dynamic movement that has radically expanded the number of medical conditions for which consumers can self-medicate. Recent Rx-to-OTC switches include products for gastroesophageal reflux, overactive bladder in women, weight loss, and allergic conjunctivitis. However, the goal of moving cholesterol-lowering medications to nonprescription status has been elusive, despite vigorous efforts initiated by the manufacturers of these products.

Publication Title

U.S. Pharmacist

Volume

40

Issue

2

First Page

12

Last Page

15