alternative drug

alternative drug

Any substance that is not FDA-approved for a particular indication, which may be self-prescribed based on a belief that the agent may have some positive effect, often for a dread disease (e.g., AIDS, cancer) for which the therapeutic options are regarded as inadequate.
 
Alternative drugs for AIDS
St John’s wort (extract containing hypericin), egg lipids (AL-721), DHEA, dextran sulfate, IFN alpha, N-acetylcysteine.
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The drug is often used by athletes, among other groups of people, to treat minor aches and is often used as an alternative drug by those sensitive to aspirin.
She added lobbyists are suggesting the use of a safer alternative drug called maloxicon.
Explaining the new policy in the British Medical Journal, he wrote: "Every patient who chooses the cheaper alternative drug will help the NHS to fund important medical treatment in other areas.
Hospitals: stringent controls on use of agency staff; medical staff rotas being reviewed to reduce reliance on agency staff; elderly care beds in surgical ward to reduce need for one to one nursing; review drugs expenditure to consider alternative drug options; manage activity within English providers.
Lead researcher Dr Anne Astier, of the Medical Research Council Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh, said: "Our findings suggest that nitric oxide has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and could offer an alternative drug target for people with eczema.
If one is looking for an alternative drug to Opioid painkillers, the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAIDs) drugs are perhaps the first one that most physicians recommend.
In an effort to correct the situation, the auditor recommended changing the way the average wholesale price was set, revoking the licence of companies that repeatedly and without justification, refuse to take part in public competitions, prohibiting the same company from holding permits for more than one alternative drug, and simplifying procedures for importing pharmaceuticals through parallel imports to increase competition.
The proposal was intended to test whether alternative drug payment structures would improve the quality of patient care and the value of Medicare drug spending.
He's like manna from heaven' was how the governor described Chua after he finally agreed to work with him in vigorously pushing an alternative drug rehabilitation platform in the province.
Antibiotic resistance is a global health problem and Newcastle University has received PS950,000 from the National Institute for Health Research to assess an alternative drug.
See your doctor, explain your symptoms and discuss if you could have an alternative drug to the one you're taking with fewer side effects.
She was then provided physiotherapy and the alternative drug, Trientine which helps remove copper accumulation from the body, said Dr Nagral.

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