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prescription drug

Etymology: L, prae + scribere + Fr, drogue
a drug that can be dispensed to the public only with an order given by a properly authorized person. The designation of a medication as a prescription drug is made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

prescription drug

Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, Cosmetic Act. See Legend drug.

prescription drug

A drug available to the public only upon prescription written by a physician, dentist, or other practitioner licensed to do so.
See also: prescription

Patient discussion about prescription drug

Q. Can you provide information about how depression can be cured without prescription medications? I was working at a MNC with a high designation. Because of the internal politics I was sent out with a label ‘irresponsible.’ Each and everyone on the chairman’s committee knows very well about my hard work and the benefits they had gotten because of me. This wrong news has gone down the corporate grapevine to other companies and they are not accepting my application. I went into depression and was sick. I have spent all my hard-earned money on medications. Now my pocket is empty. No-one is there to help. I don’t need money from you now but can you provide information about how depression can be cured without prescription medications?

A. kenn;;im not gonna hold your hand on this one,what has happened to you happens to others,forget about the depression meds...SHIT HAPPENS...you have to be strong...and get your life together...the way the world is today..with people losing there jobs..their homes and all of their money...your problem seems small...think about another kind of job...think about going to school for something else..your life has not ended because of this....spend your money on looking for something new..GET IT TOGETHER.....PEACE mrfoot56

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While the Welsh Government is not making any moves in that direction, many in Wales are now questioning whether abolishing prescription charges was a good idea in the first place and whether, in the current economic climate, it is time for them to be reintroduced.
The [euro]1 increase in prescription charges announced in October's budget also came into effect yesterday.
He said: "That is not an argument for supporting an unfair tax on illness, which is what prescription charges have become.
We urgently need a review of the current system of prescription charges and exemptions in England - they are presently both illogical and unfair.
It was felt that the level of the prescription charge is much too high, particularly if two or three items are required.
MPs urged the Government to carry out a full-scale review to find out the cost and benefits of alternative systems ( such as abolishing all existing health charges, or abolishing the prescription charge only.
Prescription charges are expected to raise some pounds 430m for the NHS in 2002 to 2003.
When appointed Health Minister, Dr Reilly had promised to abolish the prescription charge.
MINISTERS have hit the sick with a 20p prescription charge hike, raising the price of pills to pounds 7.
MPs urged the Government to carry out a full review to find out the cost and benefits of alternative systems ( such as abolishing all of the existing health charges, or abolishing the prescription charge only.
At present, children under 16, students, people over 60, those on benefits, pregnant women and women who have had a child in the last year, are exempt from the pounds 6 prescription charge.