Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1256 - Over-the-Counter Products
Comment Number: EC -74

Accepted - Volume 6

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Helen Rose Date/Time 2000-06-29 08:41:33
Organization Ms. Helen Rose
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I would very much like to see albuterol inhalers be made available over-the-counter. For those long-term asthmatics (including myself), it is a hassle to have to wait in long pharmacy lines to purchase a product which I very well know how to use (as I've used it for the past twenty years). I should emphasize that the cost factor (RX products tending to be more expensive than OTC) is not an issue for myself, at least in terms of the albuterol inhaler, but I do suspect that many other asthmatics would be concerned about the cost. I forsee OTC albuterol inhalers somewhat akin to antifungals such as monistat. Educated individuals would know enough about their symptoms to effectively self-medicate, while those who are uneducated would be encouraged to see a doctor.

EC -74