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Thursday, November 28, 2002

Some Good News for Thanksgiving-The popular antihistamine Claritin has been cleared for over-the-counter sale in the US, which pleases allergy sufferers and insurers but not the drug's maker. The drug's safe-Claritin had been OTC in Canada for years; I had friends "smuggling" it back to Michigan after trips to Ontario. However, with the drug becoming OTC, it won't be covered by most insurance plans, thus driving the price down, as people will now have to pay for it out of pocket.

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