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prescription-to-OTC switches

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

Switches will continue to be pacesetters in O-T-C arena

Switches will continue to be pacesetters in O-T-C arena

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Growth of the U.S. over-the-counter medications market has been primarily driven by prescription-to-OTC switches And that expansion is likely to continue. Due to an increasingly favorable regulatory environment, Kline & Co., a consulting and research firm, forecasts robust prescription-to-OTC switch activity over the next five years with several new OTC categories emerging