Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -20

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Therese Weber Date/Time 2000-06-27 08:57:23
Organization Private Citizen
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments To actively promote and advertise the safety and efficacy of a non-sedating antihistimine such as Claritin, and then to roadblock its accessability as an OTC drug citing that allergies are a complex issue is nonsense, and more, hypocritical. Grandstanding at best. Historically it has been shown time and again that drugs that were once considered too powerful for the common man on the street to manage without a physician's supervision were indeed well handled when finally made available without a prescription. Examples would include treatments for vaginal yeast infections, Tagamet, a number of antihistimines, a number of analgesic products - the list goes on. To withhold drugs that have a long standing history of safety and efficacy is just one more example of greed and avarice on the part of the pharmaceutical companies, and mewling cries of public safety are a sham. Thank you.

EC -20