Saturday, May 05, 2012

FDA to approve buying Rx drugs without prescription

"The FDA says over-the-counter distribution would let patients get drugs for many common conditions without the time and expense of visiting a doctor, but medical providers call the change medically unsound and note that it also may mean that insurance no longer will pay for the drugs.
“The problem is medicine is just not that simple,” said Dr. Matthew Mintz, an internist at George Washington University Hospital. “You can’t just follow rules and weigh all the pros and cons. It needs to be individualized.”
Under the changes that the agency is considering, patients could diagnose their ailments by answering questions online or at a pharmacy kiosk in order to buy current prescription-only drugs for conditions such as high cholesterol, certain infections, migraine headaches, asthma or allergies."
Whole article The Washington Times.

Of course that physicians will hate the idea of not receiving money for numerous consults they receive just to give the prescription.

Nothing was said about psychiatric drugs and they will never accept that one or two days without taking one of these drugs can cause severe withdrawal symptoms since they claim that there is not such a thing as withdrawal symptom. "It is all in your head." "It is psychological."

Drugs like Seroquel that is used by criminals to rape but causes withdrawal symptoms for those who have been prescribed will be a good excuse not to sell them OTC event though they are on the criminals's possession now that the prescription is required.

It would be a relief not to have to pay to have a prescriptions. After all these drugs are highly expensive.