On my last several trips medical items were permitted with no restriction as to size or quantity. They did not have to go inside your one quart bag. Even contact cleaning and saline solutions were considered medical.
When the liquids ban was enacted I was required to present my contact cleaning solutions at a separate station because the bottles are over 3oz. TSA would then provide a slip of paper saying you can carry a bottle larger than 3oz. (and run with scissors and stare at the sun).