Funny that you mention this. I was in Walgreens (pharmacy) yesterday waiting for a prescription and they had the radio going. During a break they advertise for their products and store. They said that on December 1st that claritin will be available at Walgreens over the counter.
edited to add: If you go to Walgreens site, in the very upper righthand corner there is a link where you can give them your email and they'll let you know as soon as it becomes available.
You may want to check with the pharmacy you currently use as I'm assuming they'll all have it here in the US before long.
[This message has been edited by Lindarella (edited 11-19-2002).]