On June 27, 2022, the FDA announced the availability of the proposed rule Nonprescription Drug Product with an Additional Condition for Nonprescription Use (Docket No. FDA-2021-N-0862). The proposed rule is intended to increase options for the development and marketing of safe and effective nonprescription drug products, which could improve public health by broadening the types of nonprescription drug products available to consumers. For more information, see The FDA Announces Proposed Rule: Nonprescription Drug Product with an Additional Condition for Nonprescription Use.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act into law. This act is intended to modernize the process by which FDA regulates over-the-counter monograph drugs. The FDA is in the process of implementing the changes set forth in the act and will update the public and this webpage as we have additional information.