Prescription medication require a Dr's prescription while over-the-counter medication does not. As a Pharmacy Technician your job is to interpret and fill prescriptions written by various doctors. So be sure to know this definition.
"Prescription medication is typically something you can't purchase over the counter. Sometimes there is a version of the medication over the counter but it is generally a lower strength."
"Over the counter medications are typically available in any grocery store. I'm very familiar with helping patients pick out the best over the counter medication for their symptoms with the assistance of the pharmacist."