There will soon be a new behind-the-counter or "BTC" category of drugs.

  FDA is tossing around the idea of a BTC category of drugs...but changes aren't likely any time soon.

  BTC drugs would be sold without a prescription...but only in consultation with a pharmacist. The intention is to increase access of certain meds...while ensuring proper use and monitoring.

  At least 10 other countries already have this category of drugs. About half of non-prescription drugs in the United Kingdom are sold only under the supervision of a pharmacist. About 1% of non-prescription drug products in Canada are considered BTC.

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