Reviewers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found that Nasacort AQ, which is used to mitigate the symptoms of allergies and hay fever, is safe enough to be sold over the counter. The treatment currently requires a prescription, Reuters notes.
On Wednesday, an FDA advisory committee will consider issuing a recommendation to regulators to allow over-the-counter sales of the drug. The reviewers’ opinion
According to an opinion published online, the reviewers said that Nasacort had “a favorable risk-benefit profile.”
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