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Gerry Harrington

Study touts savings of Rx-to-OTC switches

Study touts savings of Rx-to-OTC switches

OTTAWA — More than $1 billion could be saved by the Canadian health care system and economy by switching three categories of drugs from prescription to over-the-counter, new research finds. Consumer Health Products Canada said the Rx-to-OTC savings from these medications — proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for frequent heartburn and indigestion, oral contraceptives and erectile