I’m preparing a presentation on the evidence-based use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The audience will be pharmacists. Given the breadth of the topic, I’m going to focus on OTC treatment myths – and I’d like your input.
What are some myths about OTC medications that refuse to die, despite evidence to the contrary? What conditions, or classes of drugs, would most benefit from some scientific scrutiny? And when it comes to managing self-limiting conditions, what common treatment advice is in greatest need of an evidence check?
Please leave your suggestions in the comments, or pass them on to sciencebasedpharmacy at gmail dot com.