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legend drug

A medication that cannot be obtained legally without a prescription from a licensed health care provider.
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Misuse of prescription drugs also includes use of a legend drug for an appropriate indication but not prescribed by an authorized practitioner.
The National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), which represents independent pharmacy operators, is a staunch supporter of adding the legend drug classification to the current system of prescription-only and over-the-counter designations.
The Louisiana Board of Drug and Device Distributors issues licenses for and regulates the distribution of legend drugs and legend devices by distributors within and into the state of Louisiana in order to safeguard life and health and to promote the public welfare.