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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

prescription drug

A drug available to the public only upon prescription written by a physician, dentist, or other practitioner licensed to do so.
See also: prescription
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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?

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It found that about 11% of them said they misused prescription drugs in the past year, and of those, 44% had multiple sources for the drugs.
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It was established in response to the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic in the state of Florida.
The committee heard estimates as many as 1.5 million are addicted to prescription drugs in the UK.
Federal health officials hope the action plan, "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis," will move them closer to a goal of reducing prescription drug abuse by 15 percent over the next five years.
The authors find that for the entire sample, "gaining prescription drug insurance through Medicare Part D was associated with [a] 63 percent increase in the number of annual prescriptions." The increase in prescriptions filled had no discernable effect on the use of other health care services or on health status as measured by functional status or self-reported health.
The percentage of Americans who said they took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44% to 48% from 1999 to 2008, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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