Pharmacists continue to recommend analgesics for over-the-counter use, although not quite as often as they did a year ago. Store brands are gaining the confidence of pharmacists, as are some new products.
Pharmacists recommend diagnostic test kits less than half as often as analgesics, but these recommendations account for a larger portion of the sales of these big-ticket items. Pharmacists are making more recommendations of test kits. Most also favor OTC availability of a test to det