| Comment Record|
Ms. Michelle Walsh ||
2000-06-29 19:03:17 |
Ms. Michelle Walsh |
Health Professional |
| Comments for FDA General |
1. General Comments
The US FDA is too overcautious in switching RX products to
OTC status. Most European countires, Canada, and Austraila
already allow antihistamines, muscle relaxants, low dose
codeine with acetaminophen, bowel medications etc to be sold
OTC and these countries have no problems with it.
Here in the US were expected to run to a doctor everytime
we need certain medications, which is a total waste of health insurance, time lost from work for unneeded visits.
We should be able to buy these types of products OTC just
like everone else does.
Insurance companies are billed for overpriced office visits
for 5 minute exams, that are mostly a waste of both the
patients and doctors time.
Theres no reason why drugs like Diflucan for yeast infections to be by RX only.
Too the same goes with cough preparations with low dose
codeine. Adult consumers should be able to purchase from
pharmacists these products with an ID and signature proving
it is a small quantity.