Do OTC drugs need to prove that they provide whatever benefit they are claiming or not?
Does an OTC drug become OTC just by stating a drug claim and adding an OTC active ingredient or it is being tested and regulated by authorities to see if it really have any drug benefit or not?
For example: does a soap or cleanser become OTC drug just because they claim acne healing and have salicylic acid in it or they are being tested and regulated by authorities to see if it really does what it says it does and prove it?
If they are being checked and regulated, how does salicylic acid soap or cleanser proves that they are healing or having any drug benefit for acne?
If they are not being checked and regulated then how should someone know if a drug product is really a drug and cures a disease or it is just a lie and marketing?
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