MANY OVERDOSE OTC PRODUCTS, SURVEY FINDS

WASHINGTON -- As many as one-third of consumers surveyed admit to exceeding the recommended dose of an over-the-counter product because they thought it would treat the ailment in question better.In detailing such potential dangers, the study, "Navigating the Medication Marketplace: How Consumers Choose," also stresses the importance of pharmacists in shaping the habits of OTC shoppers.The survey,

WASHINGTON -- As many as one-third of consumers surveyed admit to exceeding the recommended dose of an over-the-counter product because they thought it would treat the ailment in question better.

In detailing such potential dangers, the study, "Navigating the Medication Marketplace: How Consumers Choose," also stresses the importance of pharmacists in shaping the habits of OTC shoppers.

The survey, released last month, was conducted and compiled by Prevention magazine, publish

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