When Claritin (loratadine) goes OTC, many insurance plans will stop paying for some prescription antihistamines

When Claritin (loratadine) goes OTC, many insurance plans will stop paying for some prescription antihistamines.

They'll say that since Claritin is OTC, there's no reason to pay for prescription antihistamines.

Schering has been pushing for the Rx-to-OTC switch to get a leg up on generic loratadine now that the patent is expiring.

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