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prescription drug

Etymology: L, prae + scribere + Fr, drogue
a drug that can be dispensed to the public only with an order given by a properly authorized person. The designation of a medication as a prescription drug is made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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.

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

Patient discussion about prescription drug

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?

A. kenn;;im not gonna hold your hand on this one,what has happened to you happens to others,forget about the depression meds...SHIT HAPPENS...you have to be strong...and get your life together...the way the world is today..with people losing there jobs..their homes and all of their money...your problem seems small...think about another kind of job...think about going to school for something else..your life has not ended because of this....spend your money on looking for something new..GET IT TOGETHER.....PEACE mrfoot56

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New research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and other federal agencies is revealing a troubling rise in prescription drug abuse among young people--and among adults as well.
Canadians must be assured access to an adequate supply of safe and affordable prescription drugs, Dosanjh said.
And you must not be receiving outpatient prescription drugs through Medicaid or certain similar "Section 1115" programs.
The new program adds an outpatient prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program.
Additionally, the President campaigned on this issue during the last election, as have so many candidates and presidents before him, which means the issue will become a political liability if some sort of Medicare prescription drug benefit is not enacted before the end of 2003.
This brief provides data on prescription drug abuse by young people, information on the most commonly abused prescription drugs, and prevention and treatment options.
As prescription drug prices continue to climb, the question hits all of us: how will we pay for our medication?

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