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Over-the-counter instead of prescription medicine

For allergies, acid reflux, and aches and pains, our medical experts say less-expensive over-the-counter medicine may be all your need.

For allergies, acid reflux, and aches and pains, our medical experts say less-expensive over-the-counter medicine may be all your need.


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