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FDA might put more drugs over-the-counter, curtail antibiotic use

The Boston Globe, March 12, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration has a long wish list of changes it is considering for approving new drugs and making more prescription medications available over-the-counter. In a meeting with several reporters on Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the agency "is at the beginning of a process to determine how we can be more innovative" to improve access to certain drugs while at the same time curtailing the overuse of others.