Navigation Links
Survey Finds Patients Oppose Prescription Mandate for OTC Medicines Containing Pseudoephedrine
Date:1/24/2011

s not a solution to the meth problem," says Mike Tringale, Vice President of External Affairs at AAFA. "Based on our recent survey of allergy, asthma, cold, cough and flu patients, we recognize that timely access to these medicines is critical for people. In fact, prescription medication abuse itself is a bigger problem than ever, and continues to rise, which proves that we need to find better law-enforcement strategies for this."

AAFA's study, conducted online among more than 2,006 asthma, allergy, cold, cough, and flu sufferers who purchased non-prescription medicine for their condition by Harris Interactive and supported by a grant from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), provides a major indication that patients would like to see lawmakers consider alternate measures that don't force a prescription mandate on the millions of law-abiding patients who rely on these OTC medicines.

E-Tracking Succeeds Where Log Books Fail

Since 2006, consumers purchasing OTC medicines with PSE have been asked to sign log books at pharmacies, but enforcement of this policy, monitoring of logs, and manually tracking purchases has been inconsistent and unreliable with deadly consequences: the meth problem continues to rise in many states. The challenge: everyone wants to end the illegal drug problem, so how can we stop meth without limiting patient access to the critical medications they need?

According to the findings in AAFA's survey, patients feel strongly that there are smarter, more effective solutions to controlling the manufacture of meth than moving common OTC medications to prescription status. In fact, another key finding showed that two-thirds of respondents (66%) would support a law for nationwide electronic tracking (e-tracking) of medication purchases, and 64% would prefer an e-tracking law, rather than requiring a doctor's prescription, to track and block sales of pseudoephedrine that go over the legal limit 
'/>"/>

SOURCE Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Sixty Percent of Surveyed Type 2 Diabetes Patients in the U.S. Who Use Insulin Indicate They Would Request a Switch to a Less Expensive Biosimilar Insulin if Such an Agent Became Available
2. On Average, 55 Percent of Surveyed U.S. Asthma Patients Say They Are Likely to Request a Switch to a Drug With Efficacy Comparable to Their Current Medication but Which is Dosed Just Once a Day
3. Reportlinker Adds Healthcare Reform: 2010 Medical Device Industry Perceptions Survey
4. A Majority of Surveyed PCPs and Endocrinologists Indicate that they will Prescribe Contrave, Lorqess and Qnexa if these Therapies are Approved for Obesity
5. Activity Against Key Drug-Resistant Pathogens is the Most Important Attribute Influencing Surveyed Physicians Antibiotic Selection for Nosocomial Pneumonia in the U.S.
6. Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Hold onto Myths About What Causes Colds and How to Treat Them
7. New Survey Highlights Immediate Need for Anesthesia Information Management Systems
8. For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Surveyed European Rheumatologists Expect Well-Established TNF-Alpha Inhibitors to Lose Considerable Patient Share to Newer Agents in This Drug Class
9. PharmaNet Development Group Announces Observational Research Survey
10. Voices of UC Survey Shows Need for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis to Speak Up about Debilitating Digestive Disease
11. Although NeurogesX/Astellass Qutenza is Only Approved for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Surveyed U.S. Physicians are Likely to Prescribe It for All Neuropathic Pain Types
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015   Regulus ... biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of ... and highlights for the quarter ended June 30, ... highlights.  "The second quarter of ... of progression for Regulus," said Paul Grint, M.D., ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 Levi & Korsinsky ... ("Biogen" or the "Company") (NASDAQGS: BIIB) for possible violations ... and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated ... of 1934.  On Friday, July 24, 2015, prior to ... quarter 2015 financial results. Among other things, the Company ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  Sutro Biopharma today announced ... Ph.D., as vice president of alliance and project ... in the management of Sutro,s collaborative partnerships and ... antibody-drug conjugates, bispecific antibodies and antibody-based therapeutics targeting ... than 22 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 2Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 3Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 4Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 5Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 6Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 7Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 8Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 9Regulus Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Recent Highlights 10SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation of Biogen Inc. and Its Board of Directors in Connection with Possible Violations of Federal Securities Laws -- BIIB 2Sutro Biopharma Appoints Nicki Vasquez, Ph.D. as VP of Alliance and Project Management 2
... 2012 Ziehm Imaging, leading developer, ... award-winning product portfolio at this year,s Charing Cross ... ), its UK distribution partner, Ziehm Imaging showcases ... cardiologists to provide them with a flexible, cost-efficient ...
...  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), a ... to release its financial results for the first quarter ... before the opening of the financial markets. ... also host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CX 2012: Elevating the Boundaries of Interventional Imaging with Mobile C-arms 2NxStage® to Report First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results 2
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2015 , ... The ... Pain and Obesity ”. , As corresponding author Professor Akiko Okifuji says “Both obesity ... often, although it is not to say that one causes the other. Rather, there ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... assistPoint Partners, LLC is ... oncology patient assistance programs. Through a secure web portal, assistPoint connects Life Sciences, ... enterprise level, cloud-based application and workflow solution. This provides cancer center patient advocates, ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... testing organization which provides vascular, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and NCV testing, announced their ... has been successfully identifying previously undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities one program at a time. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Bayco Products, Inc. announces a new industrial-grade LED ... on hard hats that have a flip-up face shield. The sleek contours of the ... without having to remove their headlamp when raising or lowering their face shield or ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Worldwide ... Power Products is expanding its reach in Texas. Effective July 1st of this ... North Texas generator division. With the North Texas acquisition, Worldwide Power Products ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Association between Chronic Pain and Obesity published by Dove Medical Press 2Health News:assistPoint.com Web Site Launched 2Health News:Colleges and High Schools Across the Country Are Joining the Wimbledon U Team Uncovering Unknown Cardiac Conditions and Promoting Heart Healthy Athletes 2Health News:Colleges and High Schools Across the Country Are Joining the Wimbledon U Team Uncovering Unknown Cardiac Conditions and Promoting Heart Healthy Athletes 3Health News:New Nightstick® NSP-4614B Dual-LightTM Headlamp fits more functionality into more places 2Health News:New Nightstick® NSP-4614B Dual-LightTM Headlamp fits more functionality into more places 3Health News:North Texas Acquisition Press Release 2
... News) -- Simple precautions will help keep you safe and ... for winter or put up holiday decorations, experts say. ... treated in U.S. emergency departments for holiday decorating-related falls, according ... of those injuries were caused by falls from ladders. ...
... find out whether a new drug or treatment makes ... life, according to a commentary published online December 3rd ... . Instead, most trials now are designed to detect ... which may not be clinically meaningful, write Alberto Ocana, ...
... -- New research explains why immune function actually improves in a ... cases, the virus has mutations that protect it against some HIV ... the researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. This ... equally bad for the immune system, the authors noted. "These ...
... leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and ... the offspring, according to new research from the University ... annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego in ... for behavioral problems such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ...
... FRIDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The impending extinction ... remove an important buffer against the transmission of infectious ... by the U.S. National Science Foundation and National Institutes ... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, focused on how the ...
... quarter of Americans live in rural areas, which consistently ... areas. Among the complex causes for this disparity is that ... almost 4 out of 10 rural residents live at ... the time, transportation, and financial resources for travel to urban ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Assessing positive outcomes of phase III trials 2Health News:Nicotine exposure in pregnant rats puts offspring at risk for learning disabilities 2Health News:Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health 2Health News:ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HELPS ADDRESS NEED FOR IMPROVED CANCER CARE IN RURAL AMERICA 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: