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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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Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb said: "The department does not intend to abolish prescription charges in England, which raise in the region of PS450m each year.
Before reviewing arguments for and against, it is important to remember that as in other parts of the UK, most people in Wales have always been exempt from prescription charges.
It is unfair that patients in England are still paying prescription charges, let alone having to suffer another increase in price, when the rest of the UK now gets theirs free.
This situation seems particularly unfair when prescription charges have been abolished in Wales and are being phased out in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised last September to abolish prescription charges for people living with longterm conditions.
Patients who are exempt from NHS prescription charges will continue to be able to access treatments through their registered GP practice.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will monitor the reintroduction of prescription charges and has asked the RCVS, as the regulatory body for vets in the UK, to monitor complaints that relate to prescription charges," advises Mrs Jill Nute, RCVS President.
Michael McGimpsey stated: 'Last year, I requested a review into the abolition of prescription charges in Northern Ireland.
A THE Scottish Government plan to abolish prescription charges in April 2011, with further reductions planned until then.
Ann Lewis, Secretary and Registrar of the Society, said: "Although the Society is pleased that the government has once again held the increase below the current rate of inflation, there remain people on low incomes who are not exempt from prescription charges and for whom a prescription charge of Au6.
Computer feedback of prescription charges previously resulted in a modest improvement of resident knowledge of charges, along with a reduction in prescription charges.
However, it has been difficult for self-medication to achieve its full potential in a market where around half the population is exempt from prescription charges.