Sounds like they're pushing OTC meds on top of whatever script they give you:
The doctor did a quick strep culture (negative), then wrote me a prescription for steroids to reduce the swelling and circled some things on his stupid list of over the counter recommendations such as Aleve, zinc lozenges, and halls, basically just different brand names of the stuff I bought last night. Then I paid $95 and crossed to the other side of the store to hand my prescription to the pharmacy less than 30 minutes after I walked in.
Interesting. Wonder how much of a bonus the doctors get if people buy the items on this magical "list."