Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -78

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. P Suzanne Coon Date/Time 2000-06-29 15:38:57
Organization Ms. P Suzanne Coon
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I wanted to state that I greatly favor making more drugs available over the counter. I currently take Imitrex for migraines. This is a drug that has no effect on a person without a headache, thus little chance of abuse. Yet to get it requires a doctor's prescription, plus permission from the HMO. The HMO's limit the amount covered to less than the doctor allows. The additional prescriptions I sometimes need cost $149 for 9 tablets. That's $16+ per tablet. I need the medication to fulfill my work and family responsibilities. But I find worrying about whether I can afford my next prescription can induce enough stress to trigger the very migraines I take the medication to cure.




EC -78