OTC DRUG SALES SURGE DEPENDS ON FDA ACTION

COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. -- Move over, Aleve! You're about to get plenty of company on the retail shelf. Sales of over-the-counter drugs will grow steadily -- and perhaps dramatically -- over the next five years, especially if some governmental hurdles can be overcome. The key to the growth of these brands will be making it easier for the Food and Drug Administration to approve the "switch" of prescription

COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo. -- Move over, Aleve! You're about to get plenty of company on the retail shelf. Sales of over-the-counter drugs will grow steadily -- and perhaps dramatically -- over the next five years, especially if some governmental hurdles can be overcome. The key to the growth of these brands will be making it easier for the Food and Drug Administration to approve the "switch" of prescription drugs to OTC status.

That was the consensus of several officials of the Nonpresc

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