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Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines relieve aches, pains and itches. Some prevent or cure diseases, like tooth decay and athlete's foot. Others help manage recurring problems, like migraines. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration decides whether a medicine is safe enough to sell over-the-counter. Taking OTC medicines still has risks. Some interact with other medicines, supplements, foods or drinks. Others cause problems for people with certain medical conditions. If you're pregnant, talk to your health care provider before taking any medicines.

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US Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Law

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Prescribing Medications

Before prescribing: Patients must be opioid-free for a minimum of 7 to 10 days before starting. If you feel that there's a risk of precipitating an opioid ...

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Opioid Prescribing Will Be Supervised Within the Year, Say Officials

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Prescription Medicine
All medications sold in the United States can be divided into two categories: Prescription medications that require a prescription to be sold Nonprescription or over-the-counter medications that do not require a directive from a doctor Prescription medications are generally more potent than those sold over-the-counter (OTC) and may have more serious side effects if inappropriately used. Therefore, these medications are only sold under a doctors direction. These directions are written on a prescription by your doctor, then double-checked, packaged, and sold to you by a pharmacist.

Drug Abuse, Prescription
Most people take medicines only for the reasons their doctors prescribe them. But an estimated 20 percent of people in the United States have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem. Abusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. You can develop an addiction to:

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Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription drugs most commonly painkillers, sedatives and stimulants in ways not intended by the prescribing doctor. The definition for prescription drug abuse includes everything from taking a friend's prescription painkiller for your backache to snorting ground-up pills to get high.

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that helps people pay for prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. It is available to everyone who has Medicare. It provides protection if you pay high drug costs or have unexpected prescription drug bills. It doesn't cover all costs. You have to pay part of the cost of prescription drugs. Most people also have to pay a monthly premium and a yearly deductible for the coverage. Private companies provide Medicare prescription drug coverage. You choose the drug plan you like best. Whether or not you should sign up for the coverage depends on how good your current coverage is. You need to sign up for coverage as soon as you are eligible for Medicare. Otherwise, you might have to pay a penalty.

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Cruex Prescription Strength
Clotrimazole topical preparations are used to treat fungus infections.

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DESENEX PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH
Treats infections that are caused by fungus, such as athlete's foot, ringworm, or jock itch. Also relieves itching, burning, cracking, or scaling of the feet.

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DESENEX AF PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH
Treat fungus infections of the skin. Some of these infections are "athlete's foot," "jock itch," and yeast infections. Antifungal shampoo is used to treat dandruff.

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Medical prescription - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Preprinted on the form is text that identifies the document as a prescription, the name and address of the prescribing provider and any other legal ...

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Overview E-Prescribing
May 20, 2010 ... E-Prescribing - a prescriber's ability to electronically send an accurate, error-free and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy ...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION These highlights do not ...
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Overview E-Prescribing Incentive Program
Oct 15, 2010 ... Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program ... must report the eRx measure for at least 25 unique electronic prescribing events in which ...

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