Since 2012, No Shortage Of Variety In US OTC Switches While Short Of Chronic Conditions
From intranasal corticosteroids to a lice treatment, and from an addition to the OTC PPI market to the first nonprescription acne drug reaching the market through an NDA, US OTC switches in the past 10 years, since FDA began considering widening switch opportunities, haven’t lacked for variety.
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