Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -44

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Bill Duma Date/Time 2000-06-27 16:15:07
Organization none
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments The release of frequently prescribed medicines to the ober the counter market will benefit consumers. I am taking a maintenance drug at this time. The doctors require a visit every 90 days. I have been taking this medicine for five years. To circumvent this requirement, I have developed other sources of the drug especially Mexico. Insurance companies also limited the quantity of drugs you can obtain at one time. For example, my wife takes a maintenance estrogen. The insurance companies restrict here to a 30 days supply. This means that each and every month she must go to the drugstore and get the drug. Each time she is required to pay the HMO fee of $10. These drugs should somehow still fall under the insurance blanket. You need to establish a third form of medication so that th insurance still pays the cost. Thank you

EC -44