Every country has different ways of classifying drugs. Here’s how we do it in Philippines:
Non-prescription medicine/over-the-counter medicine (OTC) which is supplied without need for prescription.
Prescription medicine which is supplied on prescription only.
Dangerous Drug as listed in the Comprehensive dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 which is supplied only on Special Department of Health (DOH) Prescription Form (Yellow Form/DDB Form 172) by a licensed PDEA prescribing physician.
Medicines containing any amount of prohibited or regulated drugs which are supplied on ordinary prescription forms with S-2 license number by a licensed PDEA prescribing physician.