When she said that they have to pass the law before we would know what was in it? How else could we possibly know that it requires a doctors prescription to purchase to buy OTC medications. In Health Law, Rx for Trouble - WSJ.com A law that is supposed to cut health care costs now requires me to go to a doctor, get a prescription, and then force the pharmacy to fill that prescription, rather than just go down to the store any buy Tylenol. Congratulations Nancy, I did not see this one before you passed the law. You were right.