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1By ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or licence:[as modifier] ‘over-the-counter medicines’
- ‘They are advertised, marketed, and sold on the Internet, as well as over the counter in ordinary retail shops.’
- ‘When should a drug be sold over the counter instead of by prescription only?’
- ‘Coming up, they are common cold medicines that anyone can buy over the counter.’
- ‘We also collected data on over the counter medications purchased and visits made to private practitioners.’
- ‘The drug became popular in Germany and because of the lack of acute toxicity it became available over the counter without prescription.’
- ‘There are several oral antihistamine medications available over the counter or on prescription.’
- ‘Another reason may be that drugs in the United States are available only on prescription or over the counter.’
- ‘A lot of people buy complementary medicines over the counter because they find they have a beneficial effect.’
- ‘Asking pharmacists to record details of over the counter purchases is anything but practical.’
- ‘Well, now they have just been approved by the FDA to be purchased over the counter so that someone can have one at home.’
- ‘Lotions and bath salts such as Aveeno bath can be purchased over the counter.’
- ‘Sudafed is also available over the counter, and other prescription products have made the switch as well.’
- ‘Patients derive enough benefit from over the counter cough medicines to purchase them in the first place and to keep returning for more.’
- ‘When purchasing goods over the counter there are certain rules and protocols to be aware of, but as yet no rules of engagement have been established online.’
- ‘Drug companies have been switching successful prescription drugs over the counter for years.’
- ‘Current prescription and over the counter drugs were recorded from containers at the participants' homes.’
- ‘Since then, many forms of birth control have become widely available by prescription and over the counter.’
- ‘Is there any allergy medicine I can buy over the counter that won't affect my blood pressure or my prostate?’
- ‘Drugs that will improve cognition in healthy people are in the pipeline, but it could be years before you can buy them over the counter.’
- ‘More than one in 10 children are at risk of having an adverse reaction to drugs bought over the counter, according to new research.’
- 1.1 (of share transactions) taking place outside the stock exchange system.
- ‘The company's stock is not listed on any stock exchange, but it is traded over the counter.’
- ‘After numerous downgradings, it now trades over the counter for a nickel a share.’
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