over-the-counter drug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n over-the-counter drug a drug that is sold without a prescription
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Usage

In literature:

I bought a cup of soup at the drug-store over the way and left my last dime on the counter.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
She sold me soda-water over the drug store counter.
"The Girl From His Town" by Marie Van Vorst
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In news:

Swiss drug manufacturer, Novartis has voluntarily recalled several over-the-counter medications because they may have accidentally been mixed with prescription drugs.
Prestige Brands to Buy Over -the-Counter Drug Company.
A leading group of women's physicians is urging drug regulators to make birth control pills available over-the-counter .
Taking over-the-counter drugs when pregnant.
Prestige Brands to Buy Over-the-Counter Drug Company.
Drug stores in three states are now selling over-the-counter paternity test s.
When we get sick, many of us tend to turn to prescription or over-the-counter drugs for a quick fix.
During the cold and flu season, many of you will run to the drug store to pick up over-the-counter medications you're familiar with.
Several drugs now available only by prescription may be cleared for over-the-counter sale, it has been reported.
Over-the-counter drugs may not be covered.
Is it dangerous to take over-the-counter drugs, such as allergy or cold medications, when you're trying to conceive.
But otherwise most over-the-counter drugs are safe to take while you're trying to get pregnant.
Over-the-counter drugs, especially cough and cold medications, are becoming very popular as recreational drugs for teenagers as young as 3 to 16 years old.
Actor Corey Haim had traces of several prescription and over-the-counter drugs in his system when he died two months ago, but that's not what killed him, the Los Angeles County coroner concluded.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes.
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