wonder drug


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wonder drug

A popular term for a therapeutic agent—e.g., penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc.—that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition

wonder drug

Any therapeutic–eg, penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition
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Back in February the couple were distraught when Eamonn was initially denied the new wonder drug.
Thank the Lord then for Manuka Honey, the Kiwi-based, honey bee-made, antibacterial brew that's being billed as the wonder drug to cure all ills, depending on its strength rating.
It can be anything from trying to recreate or piece together the diet of Stone Age Man, to researching traditional medicine to come up with the next wonder drug.
NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Long Island women will be the first in the nation to be treated to a new wonder drug that was approved by the FDA yesterday to remove folds and wrinkles.
ONE of the first breast cancer patients to successfully win the right to wonder drug Herceptin got married yesterday.
Which is why Ms Hewitt should allow wonder drug Erbitux to be prescribed on the NHS despite its pounds 11,500 cost.
For my cancer there doesn't seem to be any wonder drug waiting in the wings.
If you kill off the snakes," he says, "you could be killing the next wonder drug.
In Aspirin: The Remarkable Story Of A Wonder Drug, Jeffreys' style lends well to general-interest audiences interested in learning about the changing history of asprin from early through modern times.
The wonder drug suppresses cravings to smoke and over-eat.
THE PLOT: Two Paris doctors discover a wonder drug that cures everything.
20 Associated Press story, is expected to generate $400 million in annual sales, is the much-awaited over-the-counter version of AstraZeneca's $4-per-pill wonder drug.