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FDA May Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Some Drugs Without a Doctor's Prescription

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering adopting a new drug classification that would allow some medications to be sold from behind the counter (BTC), requiring only a pharmacist's approval instead of a doctor's prescription.

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Florida Governor Launches Discount Drug Card

Governor Charlie Crist announced the launch of the Florida Discount Drug Card, which will provide eligible Floridians savings on drugs at over 3,000 participating pharmacies. An easy-to-use Web site, www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com Opens in new window , is available to help consumers learn which drugs are discounted and find participating pharmacies. Participants can also choose a mail order option by calling the Florida Discount Drug Card help line.

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