Prescription to over-the-counter deregulation in Canada: Are we ready for it, or do we need to be?

Lynd, Larry D.; Taylor, Jeffrey; Dobson, Roy; Willison, Donald J.
September 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/27/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 7, p775
Academic Journal
Focuses on the deregulation of prescription drugs to over-the-counter (OTC) status in Canada in September 2005. Reason behind the increasing number of medications shifting to OTC status; Concept of the National Health Service Plan published in Great Britain in July 2000; Classes of drugs being proposed for reclassification by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.


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