over-the-counter over-the-counter


  1. (adj) purchasable without a doctor's prescription
  2. (adj) (of securities) not traded on a stock exchange



  1. An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the maximum over-the-counter dose of the popular pain reliever acetaminophen, known as Tylenol, be lowered.
  2. The best-selling over-the-counter pain reliever and its generic copycats are staples in American medicine cabinets.


  1. The Daughter Problem: Obama and Teen Girl Sex Panic

    Over-the-counter emergency contraception has just survived a fourteen-year slog through the federal bureaucracy, with the Justice Department announcing this week that it will finally allow people of all ages to purchase the pill without a prescription. Obama backed down when it looked like a lawsuit over the age restriction would ... More »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Morning-after pill available over the counter: Questions and answers

    A look at the medical, legal and political issues surrounding over-the-counter sales of backup birth control
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Breaking: Feds to allow over-the-counter Plan B sales

    The Obama administration plans to comply with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraceptive sales.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  • The bill "will increase transparency in the marketplace and reduce the systemic risk that over-the-counter derivatives can pose to the economy if left unchecked," said Democratic House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson in a statement.
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Collin Peterson Source: Reuters

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