TITLE

A user's guide to over-the-counter drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Elswick, Jill
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Nov2003, Vol. 17 Issue 14, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on the nature and accessibility of over-the-counter drugs in the U.S. Prevalence of medications that can be bought without prescriptions; Factors to remember when buying over-the-counter drugs; Advice from experts when deciding to try over-the-counter drugs.
ACCESSION #
11160891

 

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