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UK to consider first OTC benign prostate hyperplasia therapy

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The UK medicines regulator, theMHRA, looks set to switch the prescription status ofBoehringer Ingelheim's Flomax (tamsulosin). This would make it the UK's first pharmacy-only medicine for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), although there are herbal remedies available OTC for the symptomatic relief of male short-term urinary discomfort.



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