OTCs

Episode 3

Why are some medications prescription-only, while others are over the counter (OTC)? Are the OTC equivalents of prescription medications?

Nicole and Jez discuss the classification criteria for medications, and why OTC medications are not always the best choice instead of a vet visit or a prescription.

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Citations

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Richardson, W. and Hammert, W., 2014. Adverse Effects of Common Oral Antibiotics. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 39(5), pp.989-991.
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2021. The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP). [online] Available at: <https://www.tga.gov.au/publication/poisons-standard-susmp> [Accessed 18 October 2021].