January 23, 2012
No. For 2011 you are not permitted to deduct non-prescription drugs except for insulin. Supplements, vitamins, cough syrups, band-aids and other over-the-counter items are all excluded.
Medical Expenses for 2011 are deductible if you itemize on Schedule A and they exceed 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income. For 2012, that is set to revert to 10% of your AGI.