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OTC Medications edited by Dr. Ryan Lambert- Bellacov. Why are some Medications OTC? FDA has established safety profile FDA established OTC drug review FDA regulated OTC Drugs Facts label 􀂄 Active Ingredients 􀂄 Purpose 􀂄 Uses 􀂄 Warnings 􀂄 Directions

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Why are some Medications OTC?

  • FDA has established safety profile
  • FDA established OTC drug review
  • FDA regulated OTC Drugs Facts label
  • 􀂄 Active Ingredients
  • 􀂄 Purpose
  • 􀂄 Uses
  • 􀂄 Warnings
  • 􀂄 Directions
  • 􀂄 Other information-Storage, sodium content, etc
  • 􀂄 Inactive Ingredients

Edited by Dr. Ryan Lambert-Bellacov, chiropractor for Back in the Game in West Linn, OR

the expanding otc market
The Expanding OTC Market
  • 300,000 OTC Medications on the market
  • Brand name extension growing-Common brand name with different
  • ingredients (Tylenol has > 50 products)
  • Safety and efficacy of OTC drugs
  • Increased desire to self care
  • Aging of population
  • Increased health care costs prompts cost saving strategy-Estimated
  • that HC 1% cream saved $144 million the first year
  • No 3rd party constraints
  • Increased generic options
  • Effective marketing
  • Rx-to OTC switch-Over 700 products on market that used to be RX
  • only
  • 40-87% of adults >65 use at least one OTC product, 5.7% take five
  • or more

Edited by Dr. Ryan Lambert-Bellacov, chiropractor for Back in the Game in West Linn, OR

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The Problem

Understanding ways medications are not

  • used properly
  • Improper Use
  • Overuse
  • Underuse

Edited by Dr. Ryan Lambert-Bellacov, chiropractor for Back in the Game in West Linn, OR