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FDA prescription drugs plan would empower you
USA Today

When blockbuster prescription drug Claritin first went on sale over the counter in 2002, many allergy specialists and other doctors warned of dire consequences. Fewer patients would go to doctors, they maintained, and people with more severe problems that might masquerade as simple allergies would go undiagnosed. A decade later, Claritin is still on drugstore shelves, joined by many other medications that were once prescription-only, including other allergy pills and drugs used to treat acid reflux.