drug of choice

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drug of choice

Clinical therapeutics A therapeutic that is regarded as being the best agent or first agent to use when treating a particular condition; DOCs usually have the lowest toxicity and the widest therapeutic range of the available agents. Cf Second-line drug.

Patient discussion about drug of choice

Q. Why should I feel sorry for a drug addict when it was their choice to start doing drugs in the first place? Why should I feel sorry for a drug addict when it was their choice to start doing drugs in the first place? Should we be so sympathetic to people who are addicted to drugs? What are your thoughts?

A. you cant blame a drug addict..for being a drug addict..but you can blame him for not trying to stop..addiction is a disease...it is treated as a disease...alcoholics are the same as any other drug addict--but alot of older people dont look at it that way,because it is legal...there are more alcoholics,than cocaine,herion,crack,meth...all put together...HUMAN NATURE..is the answer to why we have so much drug addiction....ALSO WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS BLAME THE USERS...BLAME THE PEOPLE WHO LET THIS STUFF IN THE COUNTRY,BLAME THE ALCOHOL COMPANYS..FOR PUTTING THIS STUFF ON THE MARKET,HERE IS A QUESTION FOR YOU;;;IF THE US GOVERNMENT KNOWS ALCOHOL IS KILLING PEOPLE,AT HOME AND ON THE ROADS,WHY DONT STAY BAN IT LIKE THEY BAN THE OTHER DRUGS?????MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.....mrfoot56.....peace

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Both drugs have their place but oxytocin is the drug of choice, and every effort should be made to make it widely accessible, including at the community level.
I do not think there is a selective use of substances with this population as there is with the second population, which is the adult who is clearly attempting to do some sort of self-medication for anxiety, chronic depression, or other psychiatric problems, or who has been using certain substances for years as a drug of choice for whatever reason.
Alcohol is the primary drug of choice (68%), with marijuana the most common secondary drug of choice (19%).
In retrospect, everyone got what they wanted; the government got the drug of choice for fighting Anthrax and Bayer got to keep its patent.
Beginning his criminal career as a car thief in the slums of Medellin, Escobar clawed his way to the top of Colombia's underworld just as cocaine replaced marijuana as the norteamericanos' recreational drug of choice.
The drugs may eventually replace corticosteroids, currently the drug of choice, as preventive medication.
Tetracycline is the drug of choice against C pneumoniae and a variety of other pathogens.
Crack has replaced heroin as the drug of choice on the street.
4 percent to a solid 60 percent, it need not be injected but can be merely inhaled; now that users know they won't risk catching AIDS from contaminated needles, heroin is becoming the drug of choice.
In March 1992, the Health and Human Services Agency for Health Care Policy and Research issued a series of guidelines recommending that postsurgery patients be prescribed more pain control drugs than they are now receiving, and that morphine become the drug of choice.
Already the use of this surpassed crack as the drug of choice in Hawaii, and it appears as if its use is other parts of the country as well.
She affirmed the highly problematic fact that, "Meth has become the drug of choice throughout rural Illinois.