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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.
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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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Intermountain Healthcare Pharmacy Services is committed to finding new ways to make prescription medications affordable for those we serve, said Berensen.
In looking at factors that predicted self-reported outcomes being in concordance with claims-based results for chronic conditions and prescription medications, we found that those with more chronic conditions (based on claims data) had lower odds of concordance for chronic conditions, and those using more prescription medications (based on claims data) had lower odds of concordance for prescription medication.
The risk increases when people combine prescription medications with illegal drugs or alcohol," she said.
More than 90% of the participants accessed their prescription medication labels using at least one of the methods described earlier, both during the past month and when they initially picked up the medications from a pharmacy.
Fairly read, (the psychiatrist's) testimony states that appellant was suffering from an alteration in his mental status at the time of the offense, and therefore, that in (the psychiatrist's) opinion, appellant believed that his best defense was to claim prescription medication overdose,'' the ruling said.
As a prescription medication, it sells for an average of $4.
For example, folks who get migraines often use a prescription medication called Imitrex.
The new Generation Rx tool kit empowers pharmacists to leverage their role as trusted, local health care experts to help patients, teens and their broader communities understand the pervasiveness of prescription medication abuse and what they can do to prevent it," Shelley Bird, executive vice president of MSI parent company Cardinal Health Inc.
Of those who met the criteria for migraine, 57% had ever used any preventive medication, and 49% reported use of acute prescription migraine treatments, he said, and noted that the likelihood of preventive medication use increased with age and decreased with family income, whereas use of acute prescription medication increased with age, but did not change significantly with income.
The card entitles holders to a flat $12 for a month's supply of a Lilly prescription medication, excluding medicines administered by a doctor or in a hospital or controlled substances.
Cardinal executives stress that prescription medication abuse is a significant societal health issue, with more Americans abusing prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined.
The most common prescription medications applied to the skin are retinoid creams such as Retin-A and topical antibiotics such as erythromycin.

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