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Posted on May 25, 2005
Safe Usage of Over-the-Counter Drugs
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications don't require a prescription, but they're still drugs, and their misuse leads to 178,000 hospitalizations a year.
Over-the-Counter Medications: What's Right for You?
(15 pages, PDF), published by the
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Food and Drug Administration
, provides advice for consumers about self-care, how to read OTC labels and store medications properly, and the effects of OTC medications on pregnant or breast-feeding women as well as on children.
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