Safety Not Paramount When Consumers Need OTC Pain Medication

Most consumers fail to consider safety factors when choosing an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, according to a survey by the U.S. Pain Foundation and supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The survey found that of 1,292 U.S. adults who had used an OTC pain reliever in the last 90 days, 65% did not consider other OTC medicines they were taking and 45% failed to account for their prescription medications