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10/18/01


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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

“Data to support the OTC switch generally comes from the

OVERVIEW

For many patients, allergies are not appropriately treated without Physician Management

U.S. Health Care System - 2001

U.S. Health Care System Allergy Management - 2001

For many patients allergies are not appropriately treated without Physician Management

2. The safety profiles of the second- generation antihistamines in an OTC setting are not fully known

For many patients allergies are not appropriately treated without Physician Management

Allergies are frequently chronic, complex diseases with Serious Comorbidities

Allergies: ᡪ million Americans

Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Often Co-exist

Allergy-Asthma Link

CHANGES IN ALLERGY MANAGEMENT

OTC status may decrease access and not decrease use of first-generation antihistamines

US and Canadian Antihistamine Market Share

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

ISSUES REQUIRING ASSESSMENT FOR OTC SWITCH

CONCLUSION

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Author: Robert Spiegel