Migraine drug to be available OTC in England

May 30, 2006

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, London,has announced that the migraine medication sumatriptan (Imigran) isto be reclassified from Prescription Only Medicine (POM) toPharmacy Medicine (P) status, making it available from pharmacieswithout the need for a prescription. With England setting aprecedent, will the United States be next?

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, London, has announced that the migraine medication sumatriptan (Imigran) is to be reclassified from Prescription Only Medicine (POM) to Pharmacy Medicine (P) status, making it available from pharmacies without the need for a prescription. With England setting a precedent, will the United States be next?

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