Switching prescription drugs to over the counter: Over the counter licensing is linked to direct to consumer advertising

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.906 (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:906
  1. Robert G Bunney (robert.bunney@gp-L83073.nhs.uk), general practitioner
  1. Brannam Medical Centre, Barnstaple EX32 8GP

EDITOR—Cohen et al ask what is driving increased availability of drugs over the counter.1 I believe that the main reason the manufacturers of simvastatin have lobbied (successfully) for permission to sell a 10 mg dose over the …

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