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over-the-counter in Stocks & shares topic

over-the-counterˌover-the-ˈcounter adjective [only before noun]  1 MDover-the-counter drugs can be obtained without a prescription (=a written order) from a doctor2 American EnglishBFS (abbreviation OTC) over-the-counter business shares are ones that do not appear on an official stock exchange list
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over-the-counterObvious examples include caffeine and ephedrine, the latter being readily available to the public in over-the-counter cold remedies.We really only knew him through childhood over-the-counter dealings smiling, ever-patient, avuncular.As yet there is no formal stock exchange, although a handful of securities are traded on the over-the-counter market.Avoid over-the-counter medication containing benzoyl peroxide and alcohol - it dehydrates the area surrounding the spot.Do not spend your life taking over-the-counter medication for the slightest ache or pain.To combat chest congestion, Angol took an over-the-counter medication which contained a substance on the Olympic banned list.If you've got a cold or sore throat, they can advise which over-the-counter medicines to take.SmithKline could also benefit from Beecham's experience in selling over-the-counter medicines.