FDA wants to make more drugs available without a prescription
Patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether they should be able to access a medication without a prescription.
By Anna Edney|July 18, 2018 at 09:12 AM
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Americans may soon be able to get cholesterol-lowering medications and other widely used prescription drugs without seeing a doctor, a first step in what could amount to sweeping changes to how patients access treatments for chronic conditions.
The Food and Drug Administration in a draft guideline on Tuesday outlined how such a status, which the agency said could help lower health-care costs, would work. Patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether they should be able to access a medication without a prescription.
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