Over-the-counter (OTC) products, which are administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, are sold to consumers without a prescription from a healthcare professional. These products can range from internal and external analgesics all the way to anti-dandruff shampoos. In 2016, the OTC market was valued at about 45.8 billion U.S. dollars. Cough/cold/allergy/sinus products have been the greatest beneficiary of this phenomenon, generating about 6.1 billion U.S. dollars worth of sales. These medications make it easy for individuals to care for minor medical ailments, thus allowing family and hospital practitioners to focus on more serious ailments.