Over-the-counter Drugs Market – Self-medication driving the demand for OTC drugs
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs also called as non-prescription drugs are medicines that do not require prescription from healthcare professionals for selling it to consumers. Consumer can follow the instruction mentioned on label and these drugs are safe to use. These drugs are available at pharmacies, supermarkets, general stores, and gas stations across several countries. However, these drugs are solely authorized for dispense by pharmacists, after confirming age, identity, and patient’s knowledge regarding the product and its utility. Non-prescription drugs such as analgesics, dermatologics, and digestive medicines are used to treat minor health issues. OTC drugs are regulated and manufactured under OTC Monograph or New Drug Application (NDA) processes.