Glossary for O
This is when a medicine is used to treat a condition which is not approved and listed in the summary of product characteristics.
OMCL – Official Medicines Control Laboratories
The Official Medicines Control Laboratories support the regulatory authorities and the national inspection services in controlling the quality of medicinal products on the market by independent re-testing based on legal requirements.
A medicine for a rare disease.
OTC – Over the counter
These medicines are available without a prescription and are usually for milder conditions and short-term use. While some of these products are available on general sale in retail outlets, others can only be purchased in pharmacies.